Outliers: The Story of Success (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., 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  - Nikhil Silveira - Goodreads

Heavily researched common sense. Serves to reinforce what should be age old adages, like practice makes perfect (10 years of practice at that), etc... Read full review

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Thought-provoking and interesting: a look at our assumptions, and the reasons there are certain odd patterns in life. Why do some areas have a belligerent culture of honour? Why are most junior league ... 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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