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. One of the key conditions Gladwell touches on is month of birth in relation to success in both sports and school. When studying common hockey and educational trends, Gladwell noticed something odd: those born in the second half of the calendar year have a huge disadvantage when it came
Have you ever wondered how famous people become successful? Was it just a typical underdog story or is there more that meets the eye? In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, a series of anecdotes is presented as a way to understand the system of gaining success through a lens that focuses not on the individual but rather on the surroundings. From the life stories of famous successful people like Bill Gates, to the back story of Asian stereotypes, Gladwell shows a bigger picture while picking the small often overlooked details that lead to the success of each and every protagonist in every success story. The only thing off about these remarkable theory-proving selection of cases is the sample size.
In Ericsson's research, he never came across any "naturals" who barely worked and magically made their way up to the top, also no one who practiced more than everyone and still was not in the top (Gladwell 12). With these facts, it is used in Gladwell's argument that we decide our destiny. Gladwell then includes psychologist Michael Howe, who explains that Mozart, professional composer, did not make his "masterwork" until he completed ten years of practice. This shows that Mozart's practice affected his work, and that making his practicing benefitted him more when it was at the top of his priorities (Gladwell 12). With Gladwell's strong evidence and research, he builds a higher quality argument of choices affecting our fate rather than natural
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. A real world example of someone achieving their goals based on diligence is my Uncle. My Uncle lives in Brooklyn, NY he was a police officer for many years and when he retired he worked hard to open up a business with his best friend.
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.
Montgomery is most famous for writing the book called Anne of Green Gables. Anne was adopted to a family, but the family actually wanted a boy at first, however Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decided to take care of her. The book shows Anne’s daily life which makes her hilarious and attractive. Conclusion In conclusion, Lucy M. Montgomery wrote ten books. few more stories, and poems.
Generally the social structure in a community is split into a hierarchy, so all of the richer and “more successful” people are socially connected. Anyone coming from a financially stable family is more likely going to afford attending a very prestigious university or school as they are also on the higher side of the spectrum for tuition costs. Gladwell points out that having an insanely high IQ, amazing athletic skills, or savvy communication skills alone are not enough to make people successful because “no one – not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses – ever makes it alone” (Gladwell 115). Friends and family play a big role in each other’s life. My mother, comparatively, did much better than my father in school.
Again, there’s no evidence that a specific person influenced Turrell’s work. Though, he has stated in many interviews that his Quaker faith gives him a “straightforward, strict presentation of the sublime,” which inspires the purpose of his work. The experiences as a pilot, and his studies of psychology in college are also two very big inspirations for him. Turrell is just starting to come out of the prime of his career, at 72 years old. He was extremely successful.
Ericsson found that it takes 10,000 hours of training to become an expert at one specific thing and be able to process huge amounts of information in sophisticated ways to get past “The Magic Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two” (the short-term memory limit) in which was discovered from a Harvard psychologist named Gregory Miller. The 10,000-hour rule is based on the idea that any individual can become an expert in any field, including athletics in 10,000-hours. Malcolm Gladwell, who coined the rule, popularized the idea in 2008. He estimated
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. He uses the word, “Outlier” to describe those successful individuals lucky enough to be gifted with one, or more of the factors he writes about in the book. Gladwell explains using multiple stories of history's most affluent people,and the different ways each individual became successful.