I love listening to Malcolm Gladwell books for the same reasons most people do. At the risk of sounding picky or blind to the fact that this is a great book, I don't think it's Gladwell's best. The Tipping Point and David & Goliath both had an amazing stickiness for me, where it's been a over week since finishing this and haven't been thinking about it as much. I STILL think about The Tipping Point all the time.
I especially like that there's an interview with Malcolm Gladwell at the end that gave me a whole new appreciation for some of the chapters. I'll always choose a Malcolm Gladwell book.
Many of the things that were in this book, I never considered and even if I had linked them, I would have thought they were coincidences. This book is an eye opener. I definitely recommend it.
In addition to being a great writer and researcher, Malcolm Gladwell exceeded all my expectations as a narrator. I believe he is someone who goes the extra mile to ensure that the concepts in his work are articulated in a thought-provoking way. And excellent and worthy investment!
Refreshing ideas which challenge the status quo image of success. The back story for each unique person discussed was very interesting and entertaining.
This book would be a great book for every person to read- it tackles the issue of entitlement and idealization- giving agency to every person and providing those who have both benefited and suffered from a system of entitlement an encouragement to continue to work hard and persevere.