Essay on The Outliers And Blink By Malcolm Gladwell

1296 Words Sep 23rd, 2014 6 Pages
Winston Churchill once said, “success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” This is such a true statement. There are many roads that can lead you to success. Even if you fail once, twice, even three times, there will always be an alternative to reaching your goal. Through three people, different ideas of success are conveyed. Malcolm Gladwell, author of the Outliers and Blink.. Paul Tough, an editor of The New York Times and author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.. Alicia Paul Thomas, wife and mother of two, as well as a full time employee at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Because these sources are different, their ideas of success are different. Success is a complex concept, different people have different notions about it. While perusing these sources, it can be seen that success is a mix of hard work, character, and resilience.
Malcolm Gladwell, a Canadian journalist and speaker, gave a TED talk entitled,”Choice, Happiness, and Spaghetti Sauce.” In his talk, he suggests that there is more than one way to become successful. He conveys this through the story of Howard Moskowitz, an American market researcher and psychophysicist. Moskowitz worked with the Pepsi company to try and come up with the perfect amount of aspartame to put in their Diet Pepsi. Through many experiments he couldn’t find the right amount and one day it hit him, “They were looking for the perfect Pepsi, and they…

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