Outliers: The Story of Success

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Hachette Book Group USA, 2009 - Success - 365 pages
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In this book, Malcolm Gladwell takes readers on a journey through the world of 'outliers'. He asks the question - what makes high achievers different? His answer is that people pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from - that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way, he aims to explain the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player and why Asians are good at math, etc.

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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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