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Success is not Just Hard Work

SUCCESS IS NOT JUST HARD WORK YOUR SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES COULD SHAPE YOUR FUTURE "Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable ful set of circumstances and opportunities" -Outliers: The Story of Success WHAT IS SOCIAL OPPORTUNITY? The theory that your social networks, environment and inherited status affect the opportunities that are presented to you Social opportunities can be things like Culture Environment Technology Finances Lifestyle Can education help kids surrounded by those who don't value it? Can a child from a highly educated family be uneducated? "Who we are cannot be separated from where we're from." - Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE I EAST ASIAN EDUCATION It's common knowledge that East Asian children outperform Western children in school Countries Overall Index Cognitive Skills Educational Attainment Rank & Score Rank & Score Rank & Score Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 1 | Score 1.30 Score 1.35 Score 1.19 South Korea Rank 2 Rank 4 Rank 6 Score 1.03 Score 1.20 Score 0.70 Japan Rank 3 Rank 1 Rank 33 | Score 0.99 Score 1.65 Score -0.33 Singapore Rank 4 Rank 3 Rank 18 Score 0.96 Score 1.34 Score 0.20* Hong Kong Rank 14 Rank 11 | Rank 20 Score 0.39 Score 0.49 Score 0.19 USA CONTRIBUTING FACTORS CULTURAL ROOTS IN CONFUCIANISM 1ST Heavy value on education Goal: To bring pride to their family Always working towards perfection - These factors facilitate better learning through cultural belief, respect and social obedience AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Long history of farming rice Farming requires patience and cooperation Rice farming is a long process These factors facilitate better learning through cultural patience, hard work and community reliance ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY I BILL GATES "People don't rise from nothing. It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn't." -Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success Born to an upper middle-class family in Seattle Attended one of a handful of scho Because of this access who had computer access in the 60's Computer access in high schools from 1963 - today He began programming at age 13 1963: 1% Built a program to direct scheduling for his whole school 1975: 55% He skipped class and neglected homework to spend time with the computer 1983: 75% 1974: Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft 1990'S: 99% 1985: Microsoft launched the first retail version of Windows 2000'S: 100% ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY I STEPHEN HAWKING "It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success." Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success Born in 1942 in Oxford, England, where he also attended University College After college, Stephen studied cosmology at Cambridge University and gained his Ph.D At age 21, he was diagnosed with ALS. The disease eventually left him paralyzed and unable to speak DUE TO HIS CONDITION In 1997 Intel sponsored a computerized system to enable Stephen's communication Stephen's accomplishments prior to his diagnosis allowed him access to this new technology. This type of innovation has allowed him to continue his research in the field of cosmology. This computer is a tablet which interacts to an interface mounted on Stephen's glasses. With it, he is able to operate his whole computer, give lectures, use text-to-voice, and even Skype KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR OPPORTUNITIES TIP FOR SUCCESS AND EMBRACE THEM WITH GUSTO! INFOGRAPHIC BY DEVELOPED BY SOCIALWORKDEGREEGUIDE.COM N NOWSOURCING synopsis&awesm=-oG49JgsEWrt021

Success is not Just Hard Work

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While hard work plays a part in success, it takes much more to actually become successful. Enter the world of social opportunity.


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