Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers

By Malcolm Gladwell

  • Release Date: 2008-11-18
  • Genre: Psychology
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Description

n 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.

Reviews

  • The Outliers

    5
    By Wunder Full
    Great book! Highly recommended.
  • Great read!

    5
    By KJ312
    Another thoughtful and enlightening read by a talented author.
  • Just Keeps Getting Better

    5
    By Oldscool2
    I raved about TIPPING POINT. When I read BLINK I professed it to be my new favorite...now, after completing OUTLIERS I have to say, it just keeps getting better! A very enjoyable and thought provoking read. Malcolm is a master story teller. Do yourself a favor and download it now.... Enjoy, I know you will!
  • Awesome

    5
    By Tdubbb
    This was the best read out of his published material in my opinion. Not to take anything away from his other books.

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