Written By: Malcolm Gladwell
Read By: Malcolm Gladwell
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Publisher’s Summary: There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.
In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.
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Outliers: Malcolm Gladwell
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Malcolm Gladwell’s main thesis is that success follows a predictable and not the brightest course that is most successful. Tries to prove his thesis by statistical and historical data.
Why some people are successful and others are not, is a book to understand how the world works from the point of view of psychology, sociology, genetics and even memetics. And for this, it is based on the analysis of an aspect in which very few have deepened without stumbling in the common place: how the social, business, sport or personal success of an individual. Success is talent plus preparation.
Malcolm Gladwell says that talent is not enough, opportunity is necessary.Under this concept is where Gladwell includes the famous “theory of ten thousand hours” that, according to many, are necessary to achieve mastery. He tells us: “Practice is not what you do when you are good, it is what you do to become good.”
One of the ideas or theories that the author presents is the one of the 10000 hs. Necessary to be an expert in some discipline, and that is the constant practice. Which makes them good in their activity. There are examples like Bill Gates, who had the possibility to access computers from a very young age and thus accumulated the necessary hours to take advantage of them at the appropriate time. Something similar happened with the Beatles, who before being famous had played many hours together in England and Germany.
The most astounding part of Gladwell’s thesis is that success is essentially the result of chance.In short, what Gladwell is trying to convince us is that people who succeed do not have it for themselves but for the environment in which they develop.
A mixture of hidden advantages, extraordinary occasions and cultural heritages. While genius or talent has a lot to do, the cultural legacy, dedication, willpower and work put on the road is what makes them stand out. Cultural heritage.In this section, Gladwell analyzes the importance of cultural heritages that persist, generation after generation, even after the socioeconomic and demographic conditions that engendered them have disappeared.