Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story Of Success

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Mike Tyson was faced with many roadblocks before he claimed the title for the world 's youngest heavyweight boxer. A deadbeat dad, gangs, juvenile courts, and even jail time were simply not enough to prevent Tyson from becoming one of the most successful individuals to ever step into a boxing ring. The hard work put into boxing allowed Tyson to rise above the conditions that he was forced to survive in. Malcolm Gladwell begins his novel of his belief behind the success of Outliers—The Story of Success,by using the word ‘outlier,’ as a descriptor to identify remarkable individuals in societies that have accomplished extraordinary heights of success. Gladwell defines an outlier as: “1: something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body, and 2: a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample”. Outliers utilize their natural talent, given opportunities, event timings, upbringing, as well as their legacy and they combine those with effort and meaningful work to rise above society 's expectations that were set for them. Unless you happen to have a passion for astrology, it’s unlikely you would know that there was a correlation between your birth month and the amount of success you amount to in your lifetime. However, there is evidence that implies that the time of year when one is born can play a role in success, depending on your career path. Mike Tyson was born on June, 30th 1966, which is the last
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