Malcolm Gladwell states in Outliers that 10,000 hours of practice in a sport or hobby or career, will propel one person over another. He tries to convince us with his argument by bringing up people like Bill Gates and the Beatles, stating that they spent more than 10,000 hours perfecting their craft. At first his argument seems pretty legit and holds merit, but then you begin to question. What if someone practices for 10,000 hours, but doesn 't put in much work? What if someone, who has spent few hours than 10,000 is excelling? Doesn 't age and intelligence, come into play or does the 10,000 hours rule apply to anyone? Malcolm Gladwell put the 10,000 hours rule back into play with Outliers, but soon followed many scientists, who disproved
Malcolm Gladwell insists that IQ is not the determining factor in one’s ability to achieve success because he believes that opportunity and chance play critical roles in one’s journey to achieve success. In Outliers, Gladwell includes Christopher Langan story growing up. Langan has an IQ of one ninety-five, “The average person has an IQ of one hundred… Einstein one fifty” (Gladwell 70). Langan is considered “the smartest man in America” and sometimes “the smartest man in the world”. He is also a college dropout, due to financial difficulty and other factors. Langan has a special ability, but his circumstances held him back from graduating college. Living in a life of poverty growing up, Langan did not have such opportunity that Gates had due to his circumstances. Langan has one of the highest IQ and that did not determine his success because he has not reach the level of success with his ability. What Gladwell means when he suggests that IQ reaches a point of diminishing returns after reaching 130 is after reaching 130 or surpassing it, IQ stop mattering. Having a higher IQ does not matter after 130, having enough does because intelligence has a threshold.
In the novel Outliers, Gladwell argues that individuals who are successful are not just talented, but are shaped by their oppurtunities, lives, culture, and personal advantages. To prove his point, Gladwell frequently uses specific examples to demonstrate how success can be attributed to more than just talent. One of the unique advantages that successful individuals possess is when they were born. Gladwell explains that, “For a young would be lawyer, being born in the early 1930s was a magic time, just as being born in 1955 was for a software programmer, or being born in 1835 was for an entrepreneur” (Gladwell 137). Being born in a specific time period is an advantage to certain people due to the fact that each era has specific
Elements like diction and syntax plays an important role in the development of Malcolm Gladwell's thesis. This summary of his thesis is ‚We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. To build a better world we need to replace the patchwork of lucky breaks and determine success. Gladwell uses diction and syntax to give depth and understanding to the target audience. In Outliers, Gladwell examines several different groups of people or individuals who went from rags to riches. Structure aids and diction help Gladwell describe the amazing chance that shows the outcome of Bill Gates. In chapter two describing these opportunities, Gladwell starts sentences with, "Opportunity number one", "Opportunity number two", and further on. For example Galdwell describes an amount of opportunities that "gave Bill Gates extra time to practice.
The book Outliers written by Malcom Gladwell details his uncommon view on the success of others. As most people believe success can be achieved through ambition, intelligence, and hard-work, Gladwell argues that in order to understand why certain people are more successful than others, more emphasis should be put on the conditions of life around them. Gladwell discusses the uncontrollable and often overlooked factors that are crucial in determining success.
To start off with, being very smart can lead to a bright and successful future. Smart in this sense can be broken down into two kinds. being remarkably intelligent in general or knowing the main concepts that is the key to success in one’s environment. Supporting this
Do you have what it takes to survive? Is it more valuable to be physically or mentally strong in a life or death situation? If you’re in a critical situation you’d want to be able to both outthink the issue and be prepared for the risks and calculate everything. You’d also, if necessary, want to be able to overpower the task at hand. In order to survive, and thrive under the best possible conditions one needs to be both mentally fit and physically fit.
Success is a concept that is constantly altered and has a different meaning from person to person. The stereotypical definition of success would be someone who has a high-paying job or is in the upper-class. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers: The Story of Success, approaches the concept of success in a different and unique way. Gladwell discusses how opportunities, cultural legacy, and hard work all coincide with each other to produce real success. He uses mostly logic and multiple unrelated anecdotes to support and provide evidence for his statements. Gladwell 's main argument is that although hard work and talent are essential for success, one’s given opportunities and cultural legacy are what really drive them to the pinnacle of success.
In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell challenges those who assume hard work is the only path to success. “It is not the brightest who succeed. Nor is success simply the sum of decisions and efforts we make on our behalf.” Gladwell states that success can happen through a series of different factors.
Intrinsic factors critically considered when people think about the main components of success. However, Malcolm Gladwell, a famous writer, contradicts this tendency through the book, Outliers. The book, Outliers insists that extrinsic factors define success rather than the intrinsic ones. Nonetheless, Gladwell himself goes against the topic of Outliers in his assertion: “if you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires (Gladwell, 2008).” The assertion implies that individuals could achieve success only with those intrinsic factors. Gladwell’s assertion is wrong because people can’t achieve success without an opportunity of relative age, an opportunity to have practical
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.
Malcom Gladwell is author of Outliers The story of success. Gladwell speaks on success how circumstances may out come your success but that may not be that case. Tony Robbins a motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist. Robbins doesn’t see circumstances as a determined factor. He is a prime example of that.
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.
Success has always been defined by how much a person wants to succeed, as well as how hard they are willing to work to achieve that goal. Marva Collins once said, “Success doesn’t go to you… you go to it.” But upon closer inspection, Malcolm Gladwell has come up with new factors that help lead a person to success. In Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, Gladwell argues that it is not only hard work, but also the conditions and circumstances surrounding a person’s life that leads to success. Gladwell’s argument is correct because of many reasons.
He develops his argument by using a personal story about Chris Langan a man with high IQ and statistics about IQ from research to prove innate intelligence doesn’t matter unless you do something with it. For instance, Langan was said to be the next “Einstein” because of his high IQ, but what people didn’t realize however was that “...additional IQ points does not seem to translate into any measurable real-world advantage.” Gladwell concludes this from observing the story of Chris Langan and how he “failed” to live up to his potential of being a massive influence on the world. Gladwell proves Langan wasn’t everything he could be be because he was trying to operate on his own “Langan was smart, but he had to make his way alone, and no one—not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses — ever make it