In 2005, Malcolm Gladwell was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. In “Why People are Successful,” Gladwell turns his focus to a fascinating question that many entrepreneurs have pondered as they have pursued their own ambitions –and raised their families.
In this course, Gladwell argues that the secrets of successful people —from Bill Gates to the Beatles— can be decoded, copied and reconstructed. He shows that we pay too much attention to how successful people present themselves and too little to their family, cultural and generational roots. And he goes on to explain just how culture affects our career and performance, why some cultures are good at math, and what causes the “achievement gap” in the education system in the U.S.
However, there’s a solution: Gladwell offers a fresh new model for fostering success and giving people the best opportunities to achieve their full potential.
In this can’t-miss course, you’ll learn:
- The kinds of backgrounds and circumstances shared by high performers.
- The predictors of success that we emphasize too much–and too little.
- How we can nurture success for everyone