Malcolm Gladwell


Genius is over-rated. Success is not just about innate ability. It’s combined with a number of key factors such as opportunity, meaningful hard work, and your cultural legacy. Random factors of chance, such as when and where you were born can influence the opportunities you have. Gladwell brings alive his assertions primarily through the use of individual stories of triumph.

The 6 Key Points in the Book

  1. Opportunity
  2. Timing
  3. Upbringing leads to Opportunity
  4. 10,000 hours
  5. Meaningful work
  6. Legacy

Brandon Johnson

Mrs. Keegan

Senior Brit LIT 1st Block

September 1st, 2013