There is one thing that every person wants to know throughout their life. Our destiny and whether we have the ability to make it successful or if natural abilities predetermine it for us. Many different authors and scientist have argued this question for years. Authors Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein found one another on contrasting sides of the subject. Malcolm Gladwell, author of "Outliers", concluded that humans have more control over their success in life. The author of "The Sports Gene", David Epstein, takes the subject at the opposite view stating people are given innate talent that is out of our control. Epstein supports his argument that people have no control over their destiny by using specific examples. However, with strong evidence
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.
What if the phrase “practice makes perfect” wasn’t actually true? Malcolm Gladwell claims that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to perfect a skill, however, some people are starting to believe that may not be the case. “Your Genes Don’t Fit. Why 10,000 Hours of Practice, Won’t Make You an Expert”, argues that mastering a skill requires innate abilities along with practice.
The aAuthor’s purpose of Malcolm X from chapter 1 through chapter 11 is self transformation. The idea that Malcolm X gained a better sense of his identity through learning to dance. Malcolm's transformation started when he moved to New York;, he was surrounded by his own kind. Hhe had never been around of a lot of black people and when he went back to Lansing everything that white people said about African Americans bothered him because that's when he started his self transformation (p.153).
People have different views on what success really means. Some say success is based on money or fame. If you have a lot of money or fame you're "definitely" successful. Others say success is based on your fulfillment and overall happiness in your life. Alfred Brooks, the protagonist in the novel The Contender by Robert Lypsite, has many friends, family, and supporters. Alfred also has almost no financial gain through boxing, but he's been inspired to work hard. Lastly, Alfred is very happy with his life even after his boxing career fails. On the other hand, Midge Kelly, the main character in the film "Champion," is the polar opposite of Alfred. Midge loses his friends, family, and supporters. Also, Midge is rich, but he dies alone and unhappy. At the end of the novel, Alfred Brooks is more successful than Midge Kelly is at the end of the movie.
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.
Malcolm Gladwell 's Outliers: The Hence of Attaining challenges assumptions around congenital skill and unaffected-indigenous faculty. Flick flip a succession of sufficient examples, Gladwell explains out of doors these know-how by attributing them to reference, arsis , victim, distance, allay, and round. In alternative book, those naturally pain, major family we admire—Mozart, Act Gates, the Beatles—weren 't born adjacent to natural ability. In preference to, they had the pertinent history, were in the proper assignation at the fit grow older, and through 10,000 noontime of fixed act and a not many inadvertent opportunities, durable end.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell teaches you the understanding of success. Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers uses logos, pathos, and ethos to get his argument across. Outliers was written for the purpose to show the audience that success isn’t all on how hard you work, raw talent, intelligence or personality traits. Success comes from your culture, who your parents are, when you were born and the opportunities you have been given. The argument by logic, emotion and character are all put into Outliers to convince the readers that success is what you make of it.
The assumptions Doodle was born into caused his success to seem more than extraordinary. For example, Brother’s motivator to teach Doodle is his embarrassment, but he still succeeds.”When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother that age who couldn’t walk, so I set out to teach him”(2). Although Brother is not teaching Doodle for the right reason, Doodle still prospers. Doodles ongoing success causes Brother’s pride to become unsatisfied and it craves for more achievement.
Someone who comes from lowly ranks, breaks out of his inherited social position and climbs up the social ladder by himself is called a self-made man (Oxford Dictionaries, 2017). In Outliers, the author Malcolm Gladwell asserts “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires (Gladwell, 2008).” This quote means that people should possess 4 intrinsic factors such as work hard, assert themselves, use mind and imagination to be succeed. Also, this quote seems to accept the concept of a self- made man by implying that those 4 intrinsic factors are enough to be succeed. However, the 11 chapters of Outliers argue that other extrinsic factors must exist for someone to succeed and
Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers: The Story of Success delves into the different aspects and situations that allow for individuals to become immensely successful. In doing so, he has come up with an enticing formula that suggests that success is the result of fortunate circumstances more so than just hard work and innate talent. He attempts to make the reader view success differently than is traditionally accepted. His formulaic approach has resulted in much support as well as severe criticisms such as Michiko Kakutani’s remark that he “tries to extrapolate [his] observations into broader hypotheses about success…[pivoting] deceptively around various anecdotes and studies that are selective in the extreme”.
Additionally, Gladwell describes problems in society in the early 1890s that outliers discover solutions toward. The author uses Louis and Regina Borgenicht as an example, demonstrating that when they relocated to New York from Poland, Louis had to find a job that would have favorable pay(,) to raise children (Gladwell 139-140).. Mr. Borgenicht, one day while walking the streets, had found a dispute that the people of New York were having. He observed that clothing was an issue for middle class families, and was determined to resolve this predicament . Louis and Regina sewed all night long making clothes, that Louis would then go to the streets and sell before noon. From that, the Borgenichts undertook other immigrants to help manufacturing
In The Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell emphasizes that success is achieved by external forces in which certain individuals are granted particular opportunities and advantages that not everybody is given by destiny. What is the meaning of success? In general, success means to have a goal set in mind, have a plan to accomplish a goal, work hard and achieve it. Commonly, achieving success is a process that requires time, effort, and dedication in order to accomplish it. Success might have different meanings to everyone; therefore there is no right or wrong answer. According to Gladwell, hard work and determination does not play a big role in the process of achieving success. Malcolm Gladwell provides strong evidence in the relations
In Eric Schlosser’s short academic article, “Why The Fires Taste Good,” he wrote about a man called J.R. Simplot and his life growing up (2001). J.R. Simplot was born in 1909 in a small town called Dubuque, Iowa (Schlosser, 2001). While growing up Simplot did not attend high school, as he dropped out at the age of fifteen (Schlosser, 2001). After dropping out and no longer continuing his education, Simplot started exploring investments. He was curious as to what they were about, how they worked, and where they could take him. Eric Schlosser provides background information on J.R. growing up, his investments growing up, and where he stands today in society.
A successful man in my opinion is not a man who is strong bodied or a man that becomes the CEO of a major company. My version of a successful man is someone that gets what they want to accomplish in life done. If someone wants to be a nurse, they are successful. Maybe someone wants to become an Accountant or a Doctor, and if they achieve that goal they are successful. You success is measured by how hard you are willing to work, if you challenged yourself, if you are accomplishing your goals, and if you got what you wanted to do in life done. Someone’s success may be thought to be greater than yours, but it may not be. A job title with Dr. in it may not be what gives you happiness.