In the article, Birds and Bees, No Let’s Talk about Dollars and Cents, by Ben Stein, he successfully makes his point to inform his son that he needs self discipline to create human and financial capital to have a more stable life. The young boy has been living large his whole life and his father wants to help him keep it going by having self-discipline to make smart decisions so he doesn’t live in fear and insecurity. Ben Stein uses many anecdotes to get the point across to his son and the readers of the New York Times that people are capable of coming from nothing and turning into something with the willpower to make smart choices. With the use of anecdotes and repetition all throughout the letter, it allows Stein to utilize logos, pathos,
For example, Postman shares that there are “winners and losers” in the world of technology and this is where the main problem lies (pg.3). The winners are those who benefit from being in the world of technology and get rich off of it such as reporters, individuals gaining careers on television and as entertainers who will do anything to continue to promote this technology. While the losers are those who is looking for change in society by looking up to them without realizing the winners do not reveal the truth because it will be “economically unwise to reveal the price to be paid for technological change” (pg.4). He then states at the end of this paragraph that “the blessing and deficits of a new technology are not distributed equally.” Along with this contradiction, he goes on and shares how we have become a world who depends on these new technologies by sharing examples on how things were made with good intentions when the project was beginning, but had a negative outcome at the end. One of the big examples he used was how television has affected not only children but also the school system.
“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (33). In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses foil characters to elucidate Willy’s flaws that ultimately prevent him and his family from succeeding. The contrast between Charley and Willy and Bernard and Biff serves to highlight how Willy’s obsession with achieving his version of the American Dream impacts both his life and his children’s. His poor values are passed on to his children producing even more failures. ¬¬¬¬Both Charley and Willy work as salesmen, however Charley represents what Willy desired to become – successful.
Robbins still became a successful entrepreneur. Gladwell has great evidence to show how people may become successful but I do not believe that may always be the case. I side more with Robbins he believe that success can be achieved by an internal Force, which is something we cannot see. That internal force will drive use to achieve that success that we want. Personally I could connect with Robbins and the pain and struggle he had.
In Outliers: the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell tries to prove why successful people are successful. Particularly in chapter eight; Gladwell claims that rice farmers are hard workers, that hard workers are not successful, and that Asians are better than Westerners in math. Gladwell uses many techniques to persuade the audience to his point of view, which he does beautifully. Gladwell uses these different techniques to prove his claims in a variety of ways. All of his techniques can be categorized as Ethos, Pathos or Logos.
Gladwell’s Argument 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
“The world is your oyster and it's up to you to find the pearls.” (Black, et al. The Pursuit of Happyness) It is commonly heard all around that the world is your oyster, and you decide what to do with it, but to succeed one must look for success and riches. The business world is a difficult one to be successful in, but no one has a chance to succeed unless they make the effort to succeed. The movie The Pursuit of Happyness, based on a true story, tells the story of a man who worked for years without salary in order to receive an intern position. Chris Gardner is left to raise his son, Christopher, on his own.
Amir was delighted at his success. He wished everything to go simply like he imagined it, and he dreamt of a “happily-ever-after” relationship with Baba, where that one kite could fine-tune everything. Rostam and Sohrab come back as the prototypal father and son. Hassan’s favorite story from the Shahnamah sketches a father, Rostam, who unwittingly kills his long-lost son. Amir, who was longing for his father’s approval, used and misinterpreted the complete tale as an apologue of his own life.
"You won 't get lonely, Charles... You 'll be the richest man in the world someday." (Citizen Kane, 1941) Kane’s parents used the power of money as an accessory for giving him away to a billionaire. Since that day, the protagonist went through a traumatizing experience, insecurity and redisposition due to his parents’ actions, which marked the beginning of his tortuous need, to be loved. This unreturned love created a sense of fear and mistrust to love something or someone, only to experience abandonment again was something Kane never got a chance to learn. Citizen Kane broke all the rules because of Welles, there were no
He then turned that passion in to this world championship, when he created a name for himself he did it with me and my brother in mind. He has put a foot in the door of the auction business and introduced it to us in hopes we could prosper even more so than he has in his field. I’ve never seen my dad do any wrong to anybody he usually tries to stay pretty mellow and keep everyone
It takes practice, teamwork, and many other factors. Learning to become successful is different for everyone, even you are famous are not. The book “The Outliers” by Malcom Gladwell will be “good news” for anyone to read, even if they are average. The book shows how people got famous people get successful in life. Achieving successful is based on three factors: ethnicity, luck and timing.
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell does an excellent job in taking the expected and making it the unexpected. He shows that although hard work and dedication are important to be successful, they are not the only determining factors. Each chapter started out with a story of someone who seemed to have risen from nothing into something, and he carefully broke the situation down and analyzed the time periods, what their religion/ ethnicity were, family life, and what was occurring in the world during their youth. In each part he connected back to previous stories/examples to continue making the point that it is almost impossible to truly make a successful career out of nothing on your own. By dividing the book into two parts he is able to really explain
For someone who grew up craving success, I was fully aware of people like Michael Jordan, who was cut from his high school varsity team, and Bill Gates, a Harvard University drop out. Both went on to become the greatest the world has ever known in each of their respective careers; neither let failure stop them. Striving for success brought out the best in me. Though I didn’t receive a promotion, I am seen as a leader due to my additional duties. Volunteering was also beneficial, as I learned respect, and humility.