Not sure... I didn't read the print version.
The behind-the-scenes stories and analysis of the hockey players' success
The fact that he's the author is important in the way he reads the book. He reads it with authentic emphasis and style as only the actual author could.
"Behind the scenes insights on extraordinary people and events"
I love Gladwell's style and the detailed stories that reveal the reasons and causes behind extraordinary people and events. This is great stuff!
This was my first Malcolm Gladwell book and it was a good intro. I found the portion about the speech with the pilots to be the most interesting and thought provoking. Will definitely look for more of his work after this.
Gladwell had many interesting facts and stories about successful people. However, Gladwell claimed that successful people did not get that way by their hard work or persistance. While all the successful people had these characteristics, they were all characters of circumstance and were lucky in their inherent situation. Great story, definitely made a strong case for 10,000 hours of practice, but was a little too hands-off approach for me.
I thought it was a great book. I am glad that the author read it. The book was great until the conclusion where it seemed that he bent the stats and stories to fit his conclusion. Even with this issue it was a great analysis and story. I loved the way he showed the connections between the history, chance of time, hard work, ethnicity, and good choices.
Initially I thought that I was either very smart or very dumb.... The concept was so simple that I thought maybe I wasn't getting it, but after listening on I was able to relate to everything in the book. It took a subject that has settled into my subconscious and brought it to the fore front of my life.
Not sure if I am in a 100% agreement with the author's point of view but the book has been a fantastic read. Malcolm never fails to hold my attention!
Success is not based in the individual alone in fact the individual is only a result of what shaped him/her and highly driven also by luck and timing.