If you don't want to just 'consume' books and you enjoy inspiring thoughts, Gladwell won't disappoint you. He is using illustrative examples from real world, easy to remember, easy to believe.
I've always told others that usually there's more to the story about someones success then what appears. Malcolm finally proves that to be true. Though I have not bought in 100% on the cultural bias from far far back I do believe there is a cultural bias in many things.
I'm sure many people will state his findings as anecdotal, they are backed up with studies.
My friend recommended this over a year ago and I just got around to reading it. It was such a great new way to look at how success is perceived in the sporting world, classrooms, and the world. Being a teacher, I thought it gave a great new way to look at how we give students opportunities to work hard and do well. Highly recommend!
The book was very well written and harbored a lot of personal opinions for the author. Because of the personal nature of the book something would have been lost had he not narrated it himself. It was a great book and a great narration by the author! ENJOY!
Well read. Very thought provoking. There are alot of lists in this book - which would be easier to skim in a "real" book - a bit tedious to hear them read outloud. But it includes lots of great stories and characters.
Great book. Very thought provoking. It gave me a new way to look at life and success. a must read for every teenager and young adult today.
I can't believe it took me this long to read (listen to) this book. Good reminder that greatness isn't only based on natural talent but is enhanced by environmental realities and a "blue collar" work ethic.
Although Gladwell has been taken to task for over simplifying things, Outliers is still intriguing because it gives you a glimpse of processes that happen invisibly in our daily lives. It will also make you count up how many hours you've been practicing certain things and maybe decide whether it's worth it to continue... Gladwell reads his own book well. Listen if you enjoy learning about all those little things you may have once wondered about successful people but never had the time to go find out yourself.
Retired and enjoying volunteering and keeping up with national news. Aslo am learning about therapy dogs and hoping to train my dog to do the Read to a Dog program in libraries. That is, if I can get him to learn to behave!
This book has so much practical common sense and insight. I still think about this book even after reading it a two years ago. I think I'm going to go back and listen to it again. It's so insightful.