While the theory entertained in this book may not be totally well backed in science, it makes sense and makes for an entertaining book. Perhaps most interesting is the epilogue that explains why the author wrote the book. Learning something about Gladwell and his background was fascinating.
Malcolm does well in this book. He looks at the conventional wisdom of success and challenges is using well researched historical and current examples. Definitely worth a listen
I was riveted from the beginning of the book. I think every parent/grandparent should definitely listen/read this book and consider the information in it. Even if you don't have the responsibility of influencing the next generation, it is quite something to consider and contemplate how ideas, actions, culture and opportunities have shaped your own life. After reading this, you may even decide to take a new direction from this moment forward. Certainly it will give you a new view of the world and the people in it.
Normally, a book like Outliers appeals more to people interested in learning about new cultural shifts. As a entrepreneur and businessman, I was amazed to learn how the information presented in this book can easily be applied to business relationships.
I really liked the data that Mr Gladwell compiled! It was very interesting to see all these successful men and how there are similarities with them- age, birthdays, etc. For example, Why are most Hockey players born between Jan and March? Get the book to find out!
I really didn't see what the hype was with his other books, I liked them but I was not blown away. Then came Outliers...what a great book, I listened to it then went out and bought the hardcover, and then listen to it again. So insightful, in his ideas and stories. A must read/hear
great book, from beginning to end.
not only is he an amazing writer and storyteller, he also does the book great justice as the narrator.
This book will open your eyes and set your expectations of success to a more realistic paradigm. It has given me a much better idea of what I need to do to support my kid's success. Its very easy to follow and clearly shows how we have no limits but we have to understend our context in life to be really an outlier.
Gladwell ferrets out the myths that we would like to be true but always knew weren't that simple. I'd give the book 4.5 stars because the section on education doesn't address how Finish kids manage to score the best globally while at the same time not attending school in the same proportion as the children in the far east.