By Malcolm Gladwell
In Outliers, I want to do for our understanding of success what Steward Wolf did for our understanding of health." (Gladwell 11)
In outliers Malcolm Gladwell uses many cultural references to explain his point that where you were born, how you were raised, and what opportunities you had, were a determinate factor as to how successful you were. This uses evidence from various places ranging from hockey to rice paddies in Asia to qualify his observations. It takes us through a long range of statistics and specific people’s lives and how their specific opportunities and upbringing played a role in how they developed in adulthood. These repeated elements including facts from other sources just continue to drive in the message of the book as you continue to read on.