Gladwell ferrets out the myths that we would like to be true but always knew weren't that simple. I'd give the book 4.5 stars because the section on education doesn't address how Finish kids manage to score the best globally while at the same time not attending school in the same proportion as the children in the far east.
A great book that suprisingly to me turned out to b great to listen to. I was a little worried knowing that Gladwell typically uses a lot of statistics in his writing, but it held my attention quite well.
This is an amazing book. Explanation on why some children are smarter and some not is a great read and something every parent should be aware of. It will help guard against cultural traits (every culture has some) that could prevent future generation from becoming successful/outliers.
I've listened to it twice and will listen again to gain the subtle points that got past me earlier. Great book, highly recommended.
Such original thinking, so many interesting new ideas. An inspiring work, one that really altered my view of accomplishment. And while I rarely think the author is the best reader, Gladwell is super. Don't miss the interview at the end.
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I was both saddened and encouraged as I saw ways my youth hindered my success in some areas and promoted it in other directions. I also read with the viewpoint of myself as a parent and ways I influenced my children's achievement or lack of it. A worthwhile read!