Essay On Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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There is a lot of ever growing exploration about how to be successful; thousands of books and articles have been written in order to help our pursuit to success. Yet some stand out more than others such as the #1 national bestsellers, Outliers the story of success by Malcom Gladwell as well as Daniel Pink with his book Drive. These two texts are very similar and will most certainly show important examples of success.
Malcolm Gladwell shares valuable lessons that are becoming more successful which can learn to help them succeed. He describes the lives and careers of successful people. Gladwell explains how successful people rose to the top, but not all of them got there by themselves. In Daniel Pink’s book Drive, he explains three concepts
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Also a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample (Gladwell 3). Opportunity, timing, Upbringing, Effort, and Meaningful work all crucial to become successful, according to Gladwell. In various cases from the book, success is really a matter of luck or circumstances, but is more correlated with hard work than talent or intelligence. Most successful people work three-times as hard than those who are less successful. In Outliers, Gladwell talks about the 10,000- hour rule. Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson ordinated this concept from a study done in the early 1990’s. 10,000- hours sounds like a long time to reach true expertise, but persistence always pays off. All elite performers who worked really hard putting in 10,000- hours had no examples of failure (not making it to the top). Although the 10,000- rule is not the only path to success, it can very much lead to three very important aspects to becoming successful. This is important to keep in mind before starting a career or business. Gladwell states that “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you are good. It is the thing you do that makes you good.” (Gladwell 42). Outliers is one fact after other about…show more content…
When Daniel Pink, listed the three elements of the motivational formula (autonomy, mastery, and purpose) he shows us how to attain intrinsic motivation. With situations where people are paid fairly, these three elements drive, engage, and stimulate people to do their best work. Pink says that autonomy is the opposite of what they control. They have different results, compliance is produced by control, whereas engagement is produced by autonomy. Engagement leads to mastery, which is the second of the three elements. Often times we think that the more we pay people, the better results will get, but this not the case at all. Research shows, instead, that the creativity of intrinsic motivation gives the best results when it comes to work for personal rewards and not external motivation. In Outliers, Gladwell, talks about how we underestimate the extent to which success happens because of things the individual has nothing to do with. How many patterns can find in the lives of successful people in remarkable. Max Ross of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes, Gladwell never questions that the foundations of success are hard work, ambition, and ability. He is simply adding a hurdle to attain success, these values must be placed in an agreeable tempura I and societal context. Gladwell empowers people to look at the lives of successful people and attempt to follow in their
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