It’s not just talent!
Title: Outliers - The Story of Success Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Price: $27.99
No. of pages: 309
Gladwell has been able to churn out an alternative answer through Outliers to a provocative question that ‘Why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential?’ According to Gladwell, success does not come to people with their birth; rather these are the most favourable opportunities which let them drive to success. He negates the idea that success is purely a gift of talent and genius, as he argues that there are millions of people across the world who possess utmost talent but have never came across those favourable opportunities, unlike those who get them and are allowed to learn, work hard and make sense of the world in ways other cannot. Gladwell has examined the lives from Mozart to Bill Gates who apart from being talented also got extraordinary opportunities which a young boy in a remote underdeveloped village can hardly get