Outlier essay - Levi 1 Hardworking Persistent Determined These are all adjectives people use to associate with successful people Whenever a story is

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Levi 1 Hardworking. Persistent. Determined. These are all adjectives people use to associate with successful people. Whenever a story is told about someone who has gotten through the ranks to become a successful person--an Outlier-- that achievement is usually earned through personal means and a tremendous amount of effort. Gladwell’s book takes this success stereotype and looks at the way the world views an Outlier. “Outliers: the Story of Success” written by Malcolm X Gladwell is an nonfiction book that it is not only easy to understand, however was well written and interesting as well. Gladwell engages and persuades the reader using not only research, but also real-life examples and anecdotes to prove his point. Outliers demonstrates the point that it is impossible for a successful person to become an outlier solely by his or her own merit. There are a number of uncontrollable factors that you were given such as birth date, ethnicity, culture, upbringing, and surroundings that all influences one success. Outliers prove that even the best ofus can’t reach the top alone. The author of this book, Malcolm Gladwell, has written two other nonfiction books and many articles for newspapers. His other books, “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” and “Blink: the Power of Thinking without Thinking” , we're number one on the New York Times Best Sellers List. It is obvious that Gladwell writes about subjects that really catch the reader’s attention. People enjoy Gladwell’s style of writing and his ideas. Gladwell's previous jobs shows that Gladwell clearly knows about writing. However, can Gladwell write about sociology, psychology, business, and science? Besides once being a reporter on business and science for the Washington Post, Gladwell does not have any experience or knowledge about sociology, psychology, and business which he brings up continuously in his
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book. Malcolm Gladwell has never been a sociologist, psychologist, businessman, or scientist. He only has written books and some newspaper articles. (source)With his lack of know-how in these fields, why does the Gladwell think he knows enough to talk about topics such as opportunity or legacy? Yes, he gives great examples but he has no experience. Like a lot of other writers (AKA Carnegie), Gladwell writes about topics, issues, and stories he found interesting
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