The novel “Outliers : A Story of Success”, by Malcolm Gladwell, isn’t just a simple novel. It shows the difference in each individual person. It also defines the characteristics of one person. For example, Gladwell explains that every person has a failure and a success story. He makes it clear that an outlier is a person who is given an opportunity at the right moment in time, and knows how to take advantage of the moment to order to carve his path to success. “Outliers are those who have been given opportunities- and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.”(Gladwell 267). Gladwell explains that an outlier is a person who knows how to make the most out of a given opportunity. He elucidates that in order to master or excel
made themselves the prosperous figure they are today. From Tom Cruise to Oprah Winfrey, uplifting tales of success follow the celebrities like shadows well be beyond their career and act as a symbol to their strength and independence. However, Malcolm Gladwell believes that these stories should not be viewed as the sorrowing challenges that they overcame—these stories should be seen as the advantages that propelled the successful and allowed them to get where they are today. In other words, these heartfelt…
In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell talks about “outliers” or the people that are different from the majority of people. In chapter one he talks about how based on something as scant your birthday, can play a role in whether or not you will be successful, such as being a professional hockey player. Gladwell set a tone for the rest of the book through the points he made in this chapter. Through his use of anecdotes, his appeal to ethos and logos, and his subject appeal and warrant Gladwell is able to construct…
I have chosen two authors who catch my attention both in the mainstream and academic fields: Malcolm Gladwell and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. Gladwell has written several books including, Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) and Garland-Thomson is a Critical Disability academic who wrote Disability, Identity, and Representation: An Introduction (2009) among many other such publications.
What I find attractive about Gladwell’s style is his intentions are clear, he weaves a story that draws us in…
course you really have to think. From the start, reading different chapters in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, and analyzing them requires critical thinking. Gladwell is such a prolific and convincing writer that you almost “fall” for his arguments. You really have to mull over his chapters. The textbooks, Weston’s Rulebook for Arguments and Booth et al.’s Craft of Research, help to evaluate arguments that Gladwell wrote in his book. It took me a while to grasp how to properly analyze a chapter…
survival toolkits in modern society
today's business, globalization
- thomas friedman, the world is flat 世界是平的
- thomas friedman, flat, hot, and crowded
- Andrew S. Grove, Only Paranoid Can Survive
- Tapscott & Williams, Wikinomics
- Randall Stross…
decisions to turn out right.
In discussing the existence and importance of luck, Smith cites the popular book Outliers by Malcolm
Attacking luck has never been more fashionable. No matter how flimsy the science
behind the theory, popularized by author Malcolm Gladwell, that success must follow
from 10,000 hours of dedicated practice, it has hardened into folklore.
Outliers is best known for Gladwell’s observation that it’s this magic number of hours of practice that
makes the difference…