Everyday we will follow others, wether we want to or not. Everyone just wants to fit in and be apart of trends. People worry if they don’t do what everyone else is doing they will be looked down upon. Conformity is when we adjust to…
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Intellect, Intelligence quotient, Most Famous People in the World
Success is a very powerful word which society uses to describe a person that is intelligent or genius. However the book Outliers shows a different meaning for success that most society isn’t familiar with. Outliers show that you don’t have to be born with talent…
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Outlier, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Success
Gladwell opens Chapter Two by introducing the 10,000-Hour Rule: the matter of practicing a specific task for 20 hours a week for 10 years. During this chapter, he gives multiple examples of successful people who have completed the 10,000-Hour Rule. One very well-known person Gladwell…
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Bill Gates, Intelligence, Nobel Prize
In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he defines an outlier as someone or something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body. The author is very credible and has a few awards for writing, “Outliers.” Gladwell evidence should not be…
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Literature Review, Opportunity, Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell argues throughout his book, Outliers, that success is earned and not born through talent or innate abilities alone. It must be strived for and achieved through hard work and dedication. One such claim that Gladwell makes is that ten thousand hours worth of…
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Malcolm Gladwell, Mike Markkula, Steve Wozniak
An outlier is defined as a value that stands out from all the other values. In the book outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, the readers are shown the stories of success of the odd. Gladwell’s definition of success aligned greatly with the success story of Steve…
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Apple Inc., Outliers, Steve Jobs
William Shakespeare, an English poet, believed that “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Most people perceive greatness as achieving a skill with excellence and a level of mastery, as well as being better than most persons also…
3 Pages 1260 Words
Effort, Motivation, Work
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Based on the novel Outliers, people can rise from nothing and succeed in life. However, life presents opportunities to everyone including celebrates although some people can only be regarded as...opportunistic. These are some of the topics a student can explore.
For many years, people have thought about success in the wrong way. They should change their perspective and look at success, fame, and intelligence differently. Even students have often been entangled in this wrong notion and messed up their lives.
The Outliers is an important book to society. What society defines as success is entirely wrong. Only outliers can give such a definition. The book focuses on different themes such as nurture and nature, practical intelligence, success, luck, and culture.
The main thesis of Outliers is that better social standing provides an individual with better opportunities in life.