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In Outliers The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Gladwell argues that innate ability is more to success than others think Many people look at other factors such as birth rates to classify one success Gladwell classifieds high levels of success through hard work time culture and background and willingness to work Gladwell breaks success in two parts opportunity and legacies Gladwell definition of an outlier is a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside normal experienceIn the beginning section of Gladwells book Outliers he focuses on opportunity First Gladwell talks about time by using the 10000 hour rule which refers if you want to be successful at anything then you need to spend 10000 hours to master it Gladwell uses the Beatles as an example of time to describe his theory of success For example they came from a poor family and when they performed on stage they werent that good so they kept practicing Also he illustrates time by utilizing the Canadian hockey players as an example The players born in the first three months of the year have a better advantage getting selected than those born later on in the year due to their physical skills and physical maturityGladwell also argues that culture and background have a big impact on success He compares Robert Oppenheimer and Christopher Langan who both had a high IQ score The thing that separated Oppenheimer and Langan was the background they grew up in Even though Gladwell says Oppenheimer came from a wealthy background which gave him a better advantage than Langan because Langan came from a poor family and didnt have much of an opportunity benefit like Oppenheimer Finally Oppenheimer went to college and designed the nuclear bomb while Langan received failing scores and earned money by competing with others on different game showsAnother factor of success Gladwell mentions is being willing to work He demonstrates willingness to work by using Renee as
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