In the Outliers book, Malcolm Gladwell discusses all these hidden elements that occur and contribute to patterns of success. He provides example after example of how there were many more factors at play than just a person’s sheer determination or drive to succeed.
The Beatles didn’t just appear from out of nowhere, for a long time they performed every night in a seedy club refining their musicianship.
Bill Gates didn’t just happen to stumble upon his success either, there was a very fortunate sequence of events that led to his success.
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