Analysis Of The Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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Imagine what it would be like if everyone in the world had a chance to be successful in what they are passionate about just from many amounts of practice. Malcolm Gladwell, the author for the book, The Outliers, mentions an idea named the “ten thousand hour rule”, stating if one practices for many or so hours, he or she evolve closer to success. However, practicing shouldn’t be sponged since practice isn't always the key or easy way in. For example, one can practice for so many years yet never reach that potential. Meanwhile, how many years does it take in order to have a small chance of success? Can one practice so little yet be advanced? Can someone practice for so long yet still be underappreciated? Gladwell’s perspective of the ten thousand …show more content…

It's shows that he has a habit of this because in another of his works, The Tipping Point, he admitted that he was more into the idea of it that he overstated the importance. It's similar to what's happening in The Outliers because he is overstating its importance of how good it is and how success can help, yet there was no counter argument stated in his writing. Gladwell’s practice-to-succeed method didn't rely on his research but more of his own personal views.The idea that the then thousand rule can lead to success better than any idea is unreliable because the rule does not imply to everyone since it’s most likely there are individuals who can do fine with little to no practice. For example, there was a bean bag experiment in a gym class to where 8 year olds had to make the beans into the basket with one basket 2-4 ft and the other 1-3 ft while hounded by researchers . As time has gone by, there was a continuation of the experiment to see if there was any improvement from practicing outside of the gym. What happened was metaphorically a plot twist; those who practiced the 2-4ft did better on the 1-3 ft. It demonstrates that the ten thousand hour rule doesn’t imply to everyone as there are kids who learn more naturally/faster. On the other hand, the ones who did originally practice with the 1-3ft still didn't succeed despite the amount of practice they …show more content…

To even have a small chance at being successful, in the recognition sense, it takes effort into those practices and focus because if one is going to practice forever without making any progress along the way, it proves once again that Gladwell falsely accused and gave false hope to people who dreamed of being successful and thinking practice itself for so many hours will give them a slight amount of chance. Yes it is possible to be successful with a few amount of practice, but it happens rarely since those who practiced for a short time had an advantage physical wise and environment wise (household). This doesn't mean those with disadvantages have less of a chance because those even with the advantages can still fail. Having an advantage or not only means how much and how less you have to practice, but it doesn't mean it's the quicker way to reach success. For success to truly happen, luck can bring a big impact since it can have many different outcomes when a certain situation is going on. For example, if you do an audition and you make it, that's the only way it proves to be coming closer and quicker than usual. If a band, for example the Beatles, have little to no audience but continues to perform at different places despite the lack in show up, it gives them an opportunity as lionized and to have an advantage of more recognition and promotions so that way

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