Outliers: The Story of Success (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Nov 18, 2008 - Psychology - 320 pages
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There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.

In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.

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Great writing style. - LibraryThing
Gladwell is an entertaining and engaging writer. - LibraryThing
Interesting premise which dragged out for too long. - LibraryThing
Great insights in a dozen or so topics. - LibraryThing
They are easy to read and will get you thinking. - LibraryThing
Malcolm Gladwell is an excellent student and writer. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Sankalp Khandelwal - Goodreads

This one opened splendidly. But towards the end, I could feel it losing its charm. It seemed to border on oversimplification. But that's probably the only negative in this book. Overall, this was one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Niels Kloster - Goodreads

At various occasions you find yourself in a conversation about a person that in general is considered to be very successful. A point that often divides people in their discussion is whether the person ... Read full review

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Malcolm Gladwell is the author of three other books, The Tipping Point, Blink, and What the Dog Saw, all of which are New York Times bestsellers. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, prior to which he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science and also served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. Gladwell was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.

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