Outliers: The Story of Success
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we 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 explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.
Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
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Review: Outliers: The Story of SuccessUser Review - Taylor Madden - Goodreads
When I found out that I had to read this (a nonfiction book) for summer reading instead of a fictional novel, my expectations were pretty low considering the fact that I prefer fiction over nonfiction ... Read full review
Review: Outliers: The Story of SuccessUser Review - Ross - Goodreads
Very well presented book which changed my mind about success. Personally, while I concede that serendipity plays a much more important role in success than most of us realise (or like to admit), I ... Read full review