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Malcolm Gladwell, Success, and 10k Hours

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Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers says:

"The biggest misconception about success is that we do it solely on our smarts, ambition, hustle and hard work."

Elizabeth Bogner clarifies:

There are so many more variables involved in a person's ability to succeed than any of us care to admit, we want to believe the chance to succeed is available to anyone who puts their mind to it.

The correlation between high IQ and success is wobbly at best.

Rather, one who has a supportive family and community that fosters, encourages, and values success -- and subscribes to some form of the 10,000 hours theory -- is much more likely to be successful.


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