I've listened to it twice and will listen again to gain the subtle points that got past me earlier. Great book, highly recommended.
Such original thinking, so many interesting new ideas. An inspiring work, one that really altered my view of accomplishment. And while I rarely think the author is the best reader, Gladwell is super. Don't miss the interview at the end.
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I was both saddened and encouraged as I saw ways my youth hindered my success in some areas and promoted it in other directions. I also read with the viewpoint of myself as a parent and ways I influenced my children's achievement or lack of it. A worthwhile read!
If you are somewhat of a modern philosopher and also wonder "why are things the way they are today with...?" This is the audible book for you too! Fun, factual, and entertaining listening, with helpful insights.
This was so interesting and also well-written and well-read--he could have gone on with many more examples and I would have just kept listening! Particularly interesting to me was the information on intelligence and highly intelligent people. I love the idea that a certain IQ is "smart enough" and beyond does not predict increased success. I do know at least one person who is Mensa-certifed who was never able to hold a job or attain any level of success. Also, it is nice to know that good, old-fashioned hard work accounts for most of success that people achieve.
A lot to think about, though I might need to buy a paper copy to check out some of the references. Although admittedly, listening to these ideas made me a little depressed...
This book provides a lot of food for thought. Outliers is written so even my parents can understand and appreciate the principles surrounding hard work and opportunity it discusses.
I found it hard to get my father to listen to any audiobook for any decent amount of time. Outliers had both him and my brother spellbound.