Love how Malcolm Gladwell sheds light on the fact that opportunity shapes success; and that putting yourself in the position to have more opportunity, in combination with mastering the skills that are involved with whatever practice seem to be the 2 requirements for "good luck" to truly make a difference in a persons life. There are no outliers, only people who in combination with drive and ideas, find the right place and the right time.
I've always struggled with the notion that talent was the key. Not true. great reading.
Gladwell does not disappoint. This is an eye opener wonderfully articulated. It's fascinating to learn about some of the assumptions we have about how to instill greatness in future generations and how we need to break those notions.
Loved it! Thought provoking. Make me want to rethink how I teach my kids. Our actions are important and everyone has the ability to be successful it's not just for those that have a high IQ.
awesome book! this is a must read for those few who are serious about success and what is truly needed. become an outlier!
basically, "you didn't build that" is the message. While I agree with much of what he says, we can't ignore the hard work these people put into being the best. What good would this good fortune and opportunity be if one didn't seize it?
I think if you need a time killer and you like this kind of topic its a 3 star book.
I would be open to trying another book but I'm not impressed with this one
I find that this book really drives home the point of even the great people put a lot of work in and with luck and hard work anyone can be an "Outlier." This book could have been better of as a short memo.
Malcolm Gladwell makes a clear, informative and compelling case, and I definitely enjoyed it and learned from it. However, as valid as his points are, he leaves out a few very important components that should have been addressed (although he refers to it lightly). The most notable is the individual's desire to succeed or even their acceptance of personal responsibility for their role in their success. Very enjoyable, educational and thorough, but with some glaring holes.