Analysis Of The Book ' Malcolm Gladwell ' Essay

1170 Words Dec 1st, 2016 5 Pages
When thinking of successful people you automatically think about how hard people have worked to be successful. In the Outliers book "Malcolm Gladwell" argues that we should look at the world that surrounds successful people. For instance their culture, family, experiences, and their upbringing. Gladwell has made an interesting argument about how people become successful. In this paper, I will be talking about how Bradley Byrne, US Representative for Alabama became successful using some information from Gladwell’s arguments.
Gladwell wants to convince readers that different kinds of explanations of success don 't work, people rise from nothing. It really makes a difference where and when people grew up. He says, "it 's not enough to ask what successful people are like. It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn 't". Gladwell is saying that where people are from and how they grow up makes the decision on whether or not they will become successful or not.
Many success stories have similarities. Successful individuals spend a lot of time practicing and working on their field in order to get better. Gladwell mentions that for an individual to become an expert in any skill, they need to spend about 10,000 hours practicing or working on it. He also makes the point that to get 10,000 hours of practice, usually takes a decade to do. It does take a certain amount of time to practice your field but there is not a specific…

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