Gladwell attributes that reaching the pinnacle of success is not solely based on having a high IQ, but also various other factors that contribute to one 's achievement, family life, finances, Social interactions. "The relationship between success and IQ works only up to a point. Once someone has reached an IQ of somewhere around 120, having additional IQ points doesn 't seem to translate into any measurable real-world advantage” (Gladwell). Mr. Gladwell speaks to society as A whole in particular to those whom are intelligent yet may have underachieved in the real world. After countless studies that geniuses will ultimately be the future leaders of the world or Top scientist, teachers,historians solely based on a higher IQ was later proven false as over a period time through his studies of monitoring the lives of his subjects “The Termites”. “Terman concluded, with more than a touch of disappointment, “ that intellect and achievement are far from perfectly correlated” (Gladwell 90).
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...rt Oppenheimer possessed whom who later became a Scientist on the Manhattan project which would later become the invention of the atomic bomb. Robert Oppenheimer with all his shortcoming knew how to appeal to others using his innate ability of practical intelligence.” To use the technical term, general intelligence, and practical intelligence is “ orthogonal”: the presence of one doesn’t imply the presence of the other” (Gladwell 101).
We have explored several examples of research and test that imply a higher IQ isn’t the only path to success. Through many statements from Mr. Gladwell, and research and studies done by Mr. Lewis Terman. We can conclude that many factors besides one’s high IQ are needed in many, not all situations. As stated by Mr. Gladwell “ Knowledge of a boy’s IQ is of little help if you are faced with a formful of clever boys” (Gladwell 69).
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