Book Report On Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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In Society today we believe that in order to be and become successful is all dependent on an individual's personality and their character. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book the “Outliers” he states that success is based and controlled by outside forces and that everyone in the world is granted certain opportunities, chances, and are given certain advantages that not everyone else in the world are given. Even though Gladwell’s ideas are supported by a ton of evidence he ultimately forgets to factor in the effects determination and hard work can have on someone’s success. Gladwell fails to realize that a people can succeed simply just because they want to. The first chapter of “Outliers” talks about the date of birth of all the elite hockey players. …show more content…

The chapter talks about how a certain amount of time separates the pros from the amateurs. The support his claim Gladwell tell his readers about the Beatles journey to success and how they reached the 10,000 hour that separated them from the amateurs and ultimately was the reason for their success. He goes on to talk about how in their earlier days they spent many long nights performing. “The Beatles ended up traveling to Hamburg five times between 1960 and the end of 1962. On the first trip, they played 106 nights, five or more hours a night… All told, they performed for 270 nights in just over a year and a half” (49-50). These many long nights is what Gladwell says helped The Beatles to perfect their skills and their music. He then goes on to state that this opportunity they were given is what really caused them to become successful because without all this nights of long performances they wouldn't have moved from amateur status to pro status. Even though Hamburg gave The Beatles a great deal of time to perfect their skills, Gladwell fails to mention how people can shape and mold their own future. He fails to remembers that even though everyone isn’t always given the same chances and opportunities but some still choose to succeed because of their personal ambitions and their

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