What Makes Success------ Nature or Nurture?
--a book review on Outliers
George Eliot has said: “it is never too late to be what one might have been.” Indeed, what makes success? People have been questioning for more than a century. Is it by nature or by nurture? In Malcolm Gladwell’s newest book Outliers which narrates the story of success, we can see the answer.
Is it hard to being a successful person surrounded with glory and applause? Is it hard to being a successful person filled with uncountable amount of money in account that can’t spend a lifetime? Or even is it hard to being a successful person who could be remembered by all over the world. If you want to, Outliers will tell you how to do it.
Outliers including two parts which intent to tell us reasons of successful persons prefer opportunity and legacy to high IQ.Gladwell brings us into a world full of successful stories which include Canadian ice hockey players, Bill Joy, Bill Gates, Christopher Langan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Beatles and a series of fortune persons . In Gladwell’s unique viewpoint, he makes us acknowledged the secret of success in an unimaginable way filled with opportunities, hard working, family and culture. And if we are in these conditions, even we don’t have brilliant minds, successes are in our sides. Just as Canadian ice hockey players, to born in adequate time, a team of them regarded as the perfect team which makes all of them “are at the top of the pyramid”. That is to say, if one wants to be a successful hockey player, one had better born “in the early part of the year has over the child born at the end of the year persists.” And just as Bill Gates and Bill Joy, to have extraordinary opportunities, that is to say, if one wants to be rich and runs the promising computer company, one has to learn “benefit from the hidden opportunities.”As well as The Beatles, to perform more than 10000 hours, that is to say, if one wants to...