Love how Malcolm Gladwell sheds light on the fact that opportunity shapes success; and that putting yourself in the position to have more opportunity, in combination with mastering the skills that are involved with whatever practice seem to be the 2 requirements for "good luck" to truly make a difference in a persons life. There are no outliers, only people who in combination with drive and ideas, find the right place and the right time.
I've always struggled with the notion that talent was the key. Not true. great reading.
Gladwell does not disappoint. This is an eye opener wonderfully articulated. It's fascinating to learn about some of the assumptions we have about how to instill greatness in future generations and how we need to break those notions.
Loved it! Thought provoking. Make me want to rethink how I teach my kids. Our actions are important and everyone has the ability to be successful it's not just for those that have a high IQ.
awesome book! this is a must read for those few who are serious about success and what is truly needed. become an outlier!
basically, "you didn't build that" is the message. While I agree with much of what he says, we can't ignore the hard work these people put into being the best. What good would this good fortune and opportunity be if one didn't seize it?