“As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker
Malcolm Gladwell's style is engaging no matter what but in this book he tends to twist some stories to fit into the flow of ideas, he tends to mix between correlation and causation and over-dramatizes some stories.
Not my favorite Gladwell's book but still great!
If Malcolm Gladwell doesn't continue writing; he has a carrer in the Audible world.
Take advantage of opportunities.
Opportunities and 10,000 hours of work mean so much in your success.
Interesting, enlightening & thought provoking. It changed my understanding of why some people are successful and why some are not.
Interesting results of studies.
Studies of intelligence and success were interesting.
Very interesting listen. I keep thinking about his findings concerning amount of work needed to become an expert in your field. It needs to be a passion.
Mr. Gladwell's voice is so easy to listen to. He emphasizes his words where they should be emphasized. Plus he has done a lot of research and I can tell he cares about his work.
I found the Bill Gates story to be most compelling. It is neat to think about how all these people were in the right place at the right time.
This was the best of the 3 books, based on topic. The 10 stories he tells are amazing. So well thought-out and so enlightening.
Outliners really made me think. It contained some solid theories with lots of supporting evidence.
This was my first Malcolm Gladwell book and I think the performance was great.
Malcolm narrates this book in a tone and excellent voice that I believe only the author could bring to the table. I listen to a few books a month and I have my favorites but it's apparent that Malcolm is passionate about this body of work. I would listen to him narrate something again as he really helps you understand what he's describing in this very informative book.
If 1 person suggested I pick up this book in truth it was more like 15 folks. Whether it was at a cocktail party, work function, social event, etc - if someone of a unique success came up in discussion, people would refer to Outliers. Very seldom does a book stand up to all that hype but in this case it was well placed! I'll read this one again for sure and suggest it my friends who aren't already reading it.
It's the best one I've listened and made me start looking for other books of the same style
His intonation is specially important for you to focus on the important ideas of the book, which could go unnoticed in case I was reading it myself
Get this book. You will find yourself trying to relate everyone you know to the ideas presented here by Gladwell
Gladwell does and excellent job of taking percieved "Outliers" and drawing connections and patterns that make the reader understand opportunity & legacy plan key roles in determining outcomes. He challenges the reader to not simply accept "Innate Talent" as the viable reasons for truely exceptional results.
Culture, Society, Upbringing, Parents play a vital role in a person's character and the development of the genius. This book explains it beautifully, with lots of real stories. The stories themselves are very sticky. If you are thinking that a genius is 'only' a product of cultural influence, then you have read too much into it; from the book's perspective it is merely saying that a genius is 'also' a product of such influence.
Very good reading, excellent narration by the author. The chapters on plane crashes, hockey players and Chinese rice growers were very interesting.
The only part that i did not like was the extra interview with the author at the end. I think the book is a great package from beginning to end, the interview kind of spoiled it a little.