We have learned ever since we were introduced to statistics that outliers don’t just fit in. In Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, these people gain a new definition: they do fit in. So much, in fact, that people shape their own lives to become an outlier. We idolize them and crave to be as successful as them, while they are really just the same as each one of us. What makes them true outliers is a combination of fate, fortune, and fervor.
One of the few negatives about book Outliers is that the author provides many arguments that an individual's success is influenced on situations in their lives that are inherited. For example one of the first examples Malcolm gladwell provides in the book is with hockey players. Gladwell explained that kids born in February have a better chance at playing professionally. This gave the impression that success is based more off of inheritance or ecology instead of individual merit and hard work.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell more than anything, is a lesson about certain anomalies in the world. Outliers shows us how in every major success story, there are a few key outliers that make the biggest of differences. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell looks into the components contributing to extremely successful people. His main examples consist of Canadian hockey players, being born in January, February, and March, Bill Gates and key moments that helped him gain his extreme wealth, and Joseph Flom, who built Slate, Meagher & Flom into one of the richest and most successful law firms in the world.
3 Sections Record what section you are responding to here according to Chapters, page numbers, or topics What is the author’s argument? Quotes that illustrate the author’s purpose and label rhetorical strategies How does the rhetorical strategy achieve/enhance his/her argument?
Explain what Colvin means by the title Talent is Overrated using information from Chapters 1 and 2. Do you agree or disagree with Colvin? Can you think of a personal example from your own life or from popular culture that Colvin DOES NOT mention? Does this example prove or disprove Colvin’s theory?
The book “Outliers,” by Malcolm Gladwell takes readers on a momentous adventure of twists and turns through life's most optimistic lessons. The aspiration of the book “Outliers,’ is a reflection of how the author Gladwell would like his readers to view and glide through the journey called life. Examples given within the book help to shed light on positive lifelong learning experiences. The key question in the book “Outliers,” is what makes people who are great achievers different from regular people? ” The term “Outlier,” illustrates phenomena’s that can happen apart from what is considered to be the social norm (Gladwell, 2007).
In the book the author starts off talking about a hockey player rise to the top sport in Canada. Canadian hockey is bias; thousands of people play the sport at a novice level before they even start kindergarten. Multiple different players succeed because they perform well, and the reason for their success is their ability and performance in the sport while other kids can buy their way in. The author then asks us the questions “Is this really the case for their success or are there other factors involved.” This is a book about Outliers and how men and women who do things out of the ordinary.
Malcom Gladwell, the author of The Outliers, analyzes the factors to success based on real-life example. Through statistical facts and logical reasoning, he attempts to prove how success is more than just hard work and being intelligent. He supports his arguments with accurately calculated statistical facts to gain the trust of his audience and to work towards 2proving his points. Gladwell determines the reasons of success by comparing well-known successful people and finding commonalities between those people. Gladwell does not believe anyone can be a self-made man.
Introduction Today i am going to tell you about bill gate and the thing i am going to tell you about bill gate is early life, accomplishment, and later life you will probably find some interesting stuff about bill gate to. Early Life Bill Gate was born on October 28 1955,he also graduated from LakeSide school in 1973 and Bill Gate served as a congressional Page. On October 28 1955 Bill Gate was born and the place where he was born in Seattle, WA, and then he went to a school call The LakeSide School and he graduated in 1973 also what he did in school is like do some computer things like see if it works or make one like that, also in the early 1973 Bill Gate served as a Congressional page in the U.S. house of representative. Accomplishment
Gladwell argues that our greatest strengths can also become our greatest weaknesses. I find Gladwell’s argument to be false based on the fact that the underdog doesn’t always win. He brings into question whether Goliath was actually a strong giant or an incapable underdog; Was David a dark horse or was he favored to win. Gladwell tells many tales in which the underdog faces obstacles they must overcome to succeed, but the underdog can’t always succeed. This is one of the flaws in Gladwell’s argument.