Outliers: The Story of Success

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Penguin Books Limited, 2009 - Business & Economics - 309 pages
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'A fizzingly entertaining and enlighting book' Daily Mail'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' GuardianWhy do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?In his provocative and inspiring new book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.Outlierswill change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique.'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon . . . he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'Exceptionally well-written . . . I wanted to cheer or clap' Evening Standard 'Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information' Financial Times 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than that he's a genius' The Times

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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (2009)

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. In 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of two books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000) and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), both of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.

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