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If you've ever wondered how Bill Gates became the success that he is or why Asian kids score so well on math tests, this is the book for you. The author presents well thought out and well researched reasons for why some people are successful and some are not. I have recommended this book to many and I have added the author to my list of "dream dinner party companions."
A great insight into how both hard work and luck play an important role in success. I strongly recommended for any future parent that wants his kid to gain an advantage over other kids and therefore be more successful
This book covers intersting social factors that may determine successful individuals. The author makes you think about culture, educational achievement, and hard work in a new way. As it is an entertaining read, the applied economic theories are a bit stretched. Overall, I would recommend Outliers but, follow it up with a book written by a true economist.
The content has slight biases but they do not detract from the viability of the analysis. There never appears to be an agenda to find demons or victims -- just reasonable explanations. The ideas were very eye-opening.
My family is from Scotland and Germany and we are a family of engineers. Because all my family are raised and taught that science and measurement are real.
I think this way because of the family I came from and how I was raised. I solve problems this way because my family is based more in science than faith. How can you measure faith? Or God?
Wonderful good full of insights and should be given to teachers everywhere.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. Gladwell's books always seemed to teach me new things and this certainly did the same. It provided me an excellent education about many of the strange things that seemed like a coincidence learned that it was not in fact a coincidence but a strange series of events that all were very definable using numbers.
My one complaint was the reader (Gladwell himself) was a little dry however was not terrible.
Excellent book with lots to think about. However, I often thought while reading that he is not considering the influence of personal motivation which may also be effecting individual's success