Argumentative Essay On Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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Outliers Success has always been defined by how much a person wants to succeed, as well as how hard they are willing to work to achieve that goal. Marva Collins once said, “Success doesn’t go to you… you go to it.” But upon closer inspection, Malcolm Gladwell has come up with new factors that help lead a person to success. In Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, Gladwell argues that it is not only hard work, but also the conditions and circumstances surrounding a person’s life that leads to success. Gladwell’s argument is correct because of many reasons.
Gladwell mentions a person’s success is not mysterious, but instead “It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all critical to making them who they are” (Gladwell 285). These advantages that Gladwell mentions have a lot to do with the area and time period in which a person was born. And according to his evidence, it seems very true. A great example of Gladwell’s argument is two of the most successful people in the United States. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were born the same year. Which was around the time that the computer era was about to begin. They were born at the perfect time to take advantage of …show more content…

Buffett is known widely for being very successful in the stock market. But how does Buffett’s story of success fit into Gladwell’s argument? Buffett’s dad was none other than a stockbroker, but that isn’t the only place that Buffett received his wealth of knowledge on the stock market. Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham, who at the time was known as “The Master”. Buffett is the perfect example of someone who was given the perfect chance at success. Of course it was required that he worked hard, but having a stockbroker for a dad and also the opportunity to learn from a stock market master played a huge role in Buffett’s success

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