This makes makes you look at things a different way. The messages it makes with its backup stories are a must for anyone who wants to get ahead and who want their kids to succeed. This was my first audiobook and I found very easy to listen to and I could come back to it a week later and still pick up easily where I left off. The messages stuck with me. If all audiobooks are like this then I am hooked.
I plan to have my 18 year old listen to this book it underpins everything we tell our kids about hardwork and Perseverance
Malcolm Gladwell's third book is another masterpiece. It is engaging, entertaining, and educational. It's funny to think about the number of people that would have seen me laughing and talking ("really? wow..") out loud while I was running... luckily I listening to most of it while running country roads :)
I found this book completely engaging. It helps to understand why some can rise to highest level of success. It has lot more to due with unusual early circumstances than more than just hard work. What month you are born, what year you were born in and early exposure to coaching or technology created many of the giant outliers of today. Takes some randomness of luck out of many of these individuals personal stories, or at least identifies the underlying events that help create the lucky circumstances for these select individuals. All the outliers are great hard working people who maximized their early advantanges to reach to top of their fields. Great insight!
What an interesting read, overloaded with tons of fabulous connections and hypotheses about how and why the successful seem to go so far so fast.
I don't know what I could say that hasn't already been said by the other reviewers, but at least now I know, at least partially, why I am not already rich and famous!
Very insightful and thought provoking. Never have looked at successful people this way before. A lot of good explanations on why those that are successful are where they are today.
A really interesting take on successful people written simply, yet intelligently and read with an easy to listen to cadence by the author. Will definitely look into other audiobooks by this author.
Top of the list read. Don't wait. Read it now. Outliers shows the subtleties of success simply and brilliantly. Haven't you downloaded it yet? Start your 10,000 hours already and become the next outlier!
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. So appreciative to hear a voice of humility amid all the boasting arrogance of success. Thank you for setting the record straight.