English-Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell is not only renowned for publishing articles for The New Yorker, but also for his success in publishing many books. His work, Outliers, has been one of my favorite reads because it takes a closer look at “successful” people and what factors lead to their respective achievements. In his book, Gladwell shows the disparities between wealthy and poor families. Moreover, Outliers explores how different time periods promoted different advantages of work and ideas for burgeoning adults (during their respective time era).
Malcom Gladwell is successful in providing examples for readers to see the restrictions society can place on a certain group of people. Socioeconomic status, location, and dates have shown to be factors that can easily be illustrated to one’s achievements or failures when concluding this great read.