Compare And Contrast Epstein And Malcolm Gladwell

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Some people say that that people have to be born with natural talents or abilities to succeed, while others think that we have the ability to make ourselves successful with hard work. Who is right? The two authors, David Epstein and Malcolm Gladwell, take two different ideas on this subject.. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers: The Story of Success explains how he thinks that preparation and hard work is more important than talent. The author of The Sports Gene, David Epstein, he thinks that natural ability is an advantage over practice.Gladwell makes a more convincing argument with more evidence on his ideas then how epstein dose .

In The Sports Gene, David Epstein describes how two athletes that there skill in athletics is the result of genes or their biology. Epstein then tells us the story of Donald Thomas. He is a novice high jumper who won championships
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Anders Ericsson and two colleagues in their effort to attempt to measure natural talent and how it's related to overall success. In their research they grouped violinists into 3 groups. They were then asked how much they had practiced that instrument from when they first stared at childhood. The results were that atthe age 20 the elite player had roughly around 10,000 hours of practice. Then the merely good students had around 8,000 hours, and the ones who would probably just become music teachers where at 4,000 hours of practice. Gladwell then quotes, “Their research suggests that once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That’s it. And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much

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