1. A person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system.
2. A person or thing excluded from a group; an outsider.
Gladwell starts off his book in this very way but, not only does he define an outlier he also gives an in depth analyses of how outliers come to be. He also points out todays societys misconception on success and discovers that outliers success isnt just based on individual merit but much more than most people realize! Lastly he concludes that success is grounded in a web of advantages and is a product of history and community, of opportunity and legacy (Gladwell 285). He does an excellent job of this by using several theories explained in his book such as The Mathew Effect, The 10,000 Hour... View More »