The book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell ties statistics into the reasons why, people like Bill Gates are/were so successful. Gladwell shares stories of various people to prove his theories. For instance, he points out that most great hockey players are born in the beginning of the year. There are clearly patterns that people do not look into as to why certain people flourish during their time on Earth. It is said that to be the very best, one must have 10,000 hours of practice. In the book, the outliers face unusual opportunities that they do not pass up. Who a person spends time with also determines how much they prosper. Additionally, Gladwell proves that the correlation between one’s IQ and his/her success only reaches to a certain point. He points out that one’s success is based on the world in which they grew up in. After reading this book, I am sure you will realize one’s success is not only based on how hard they work.