Malcolm Gladwell Factors Of Success Analysis

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Malcolm Gladwell said: “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” Journalist and author, Malcolm Gladwell is best known for writing “The Outliers,” a book which challenges readers’ definitions of success by claiming special chances, hidden potentials, and cultural legacies lead to success. He asserts that if you work hard enough, assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. (Gladwell, 2013) The first relevant example is Bill Joy and Bill Gates and their I.T. success. Second, the Beatles, a group of musicians, used their minds and imaginations to challenge the music industry. Lastly, some individuals refused to
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Bill Gates and Bill Joy, the Beatles, Ray Ewry, Helen Keller, and Oprah Winfrey all applied Gladwell’s factors of success. Malcolm Gladwell’s assertion was correct that “if you work hard enough, assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” It’s not wise to complain about your physical abilities, financial disadvantages, or possible misfortune. Rather, it’s judicious to invest your time and energy moving forward by using Gladwell’s 4 factors of…show more content…
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