His theories and those who share the same thoughts are not often talked about, as society would rather live on believing in equal opportunity for everyone to obtain some form of success. While there are some who remain outliers to this theory, to Gladwell it makes much more since to think about success as being based on the situations surrounding someone rather than based on their ideals as an individual. Everyone has different ideas of success and how to obtain it so it is nearly impossible for those who truly look deep into it—like Gladwell-- to think that success is a representation of a singular
In The Outliers, Gladwell explains that we are usually “born with analytical intelligence but we also need practical intelligence to be successful” (Gladwell,101). So, we can be born super intelligent but if we do not have the practical intelligence to be able to socialize. Gladwell explains this as “social savvy is knowledge. It's a set of skills that have
According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, high levels of success require opportunity just as much or more than individual merit. However, this is not the case; to achieve success one must be determined to make their success happen no matter the situation they’re in. Gladwell states in Outliers in chapter 8 that, “Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.” Life isn’t handed to you on a silver platter, even with opportunity one must work make themselves an outlier.
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.
If everyone was given amazing opportunities,the world would be ten times more successful. One’s cultural legacy and most of the opportunities that come along are merely by chance. One does not get to decide when they were born, what nationality they are, etc. The only controllable aspect is hard work. If one works hard at what they do and takes advantage of the opportunities that face them, they are on the road to success.
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. Gladwell does not believe anyone can be a self-made man.
Vonnegut is implying that individuals are powerful but that does not mean every individual deserves to have power. Accordingly nothing can change unless individuals force it, but that individuals too often lack courage and strength, even if one individual has everything needed, he might be corrupted when
Darenda, I couldn 't agree more with what you had to say about Geoffrey. Arthur 's definition of success was different from Geoffrey 's. That being said, when Geoffrey began to turn his life around and decided to take another route Arthur couldn 't help but bring him down. Blaming him for his own personal failure. It was interesting, however, watching how Geoffrey handled the situation and although he didn 't get the approval he wanted, he continued to stay on the right
Outliers: The Story of Success Writing about Reading Defense of Passages 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.
Feedback from an expert eye can actually put the 10,000 hours of practice in good use. We can 't simply assume that by dedicating a set amount of hours we will achieve the results that we wish. Goleman also states that concepts like attention-chunking, emotional empathy, and system blindness influence the pursuit of excellence and can affect, how one
Joe Ramirez J.West ENGL 1301.M1 22 September 2017 Outliers Geniuses In 2008, journalist Malcolm Gladwell published the book “Outliers” a best-selling book about how we measure success as a society. In the book Gladwell discusses the different ways we measure success and touches upon common misconceptions regarding the matter of how society comprehends success. One chapter entitled “The Trouble with Geniuses, Part 1” highlights the contrast between success and Intelligence quotient, this chapter really intrigued me because Gladwell makes valid points in arguing about how a high IQ does not automatically equal success and backs up his argument by giving examples. Although some may argue that success measured through intelligence many others like Malcolm Gladwell would think otherwise since every person measures success differently in society.
One of the few negatives about book Outliers is that the author provides many arguments that an individual's success is influenced on situations in their lives that are inherited. For example one of the first examples Malcolm gladwell provides in the book is with hockey players. Gladwell explained that kids born in February have a better chance at playing professionally. This gave the impression that success is based more off of inheritance or ecology instead of individual merit and hard work.
In "Outliers: The story of success", Malcom Gladwell explained and gave examples of ways to be successful. There are many ways that Gladwell mentioned, such as luck, practice, background, family, and culture. There are many more of course, but I will save time. There are three of which I think are the most important, these being Intelligence, Social Skills, and Location; and these are explanations as to why I think these are the most important.
Have you ever wanted to be successful and want to know what it takes? Some people think it takes only 10,000 hours of “practice, practice, practice.” Well, I think it will take more than practice to become an expert at something; it would take talent --- and practice. Some people may believe otherwise, and think it only takes 10,000 hours to become an expert.