Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on December 17th, 2008

A Story of Success

outliers2_0.jpgIf you haven’t heard the name Malcolm Gladwell yet, I suggest you stick your hand in a stapler and slam down hard. Then head to a bookstore immediately. The renowned author and social theorist has released two books: The ‘Tipping Point’ and ‘Blink’, that have made the complex seem simple and provided simple explanations for many apparent and everyday mysteries. In his latest book, ‘The Outliers: The Story of Success’, Malcolm Gladwell explores outrageously talented and successful people, such as The Beatles, Mozart and Bill Gates. He argues against the assumption of such a thing as pure genius, and takes a deeper look at what makes these successful people ‘outliers’.

One question comes immediately to mind: What is an outlier? According to Gladwell’s use of the word, an outlier is a truly exceptional individual who, in his or her field of expertise, is so superior that he defines his own category of success. Do they benefit from special opportunities, complicated combination of abilities, or an arbitrary advantage? Gladwell uncovers clear patterns that hint at the complexity of how extraordinarily talented people come into their success, and squash the theory of a naturally-gifted individual, who fame and fortune comes easy. Even The Beatles had to work hard for their success. ‘The Outliers: The Story of Success’ is available now, so make a spot for it on your bookshelf.

Here at Volacci, we believe that individual merit and hard work will pay off when the opportunity for success presents itself. All of our employees are extraordinarily talented people who are very passionate at what they do and we love working with businesses who are just as passionate. Volacci wants your online business to succeed through the hard work of our talented people. You should give us a call, or request a proposal, so you can your own success story in 2009. Helping you reach your potential is helping us reach ours, because your profit is our passion.