I loved this book! Gladwell toches a lot of subjects that you've thought of & gives you new ways to look at them. Making you question things you took for truth. I have recommended this book to many of my friends & will continue to do so.
My husband and I listened to this book on a road trip and we LOVED it. Mr. Gladwell writes such interesting points that he has clearly researched. We both learned a ton from listening to Outliers and I would highly, highly recommend it to anyone interested.
I enjoyed this book greatly, It answered the question - Is it just that people have all the money and then find a great idea? What's so much different than an "urban" kid vs a "privileged" kid. One part of the equation is exposure.
Somewhat disturbing yet can be encouraging...Disturbing because the logic for success can be SO OUT OF OUR CONTROL yet encouraging because our choices can still effect our ability to take advantage of the coming unknowns. Well read, riveting, I dare say...You must be driven to know "the why" in order to appreciate this. Speaks of many well-known people and situations many can relate to.
I had resisted this book for a long time, having some difficulty with the premises as represented in reviews and critiques. When i finally listened, I was floored. This is an incredible book that will challenge your preconceptions. There is no higher praise to be given.
This book is an undiscovered gem! I highly recommend it for any one who wishes to get some serious insight on how successful people became successful with intriguing stories from real life that are capturing to the last word
I have enjoyed much of Gladwell's work, so I wasn't disappointed with this book. Sometimes I feel that he (or the editors) might be trying to oversimplify, but ultimately I'd rather have a book like this cut to the chase than get lost in minutia. I also liked the fact that Gladwell read it himself.
I don't normally read non-fiction, but I found this book really captured my imagination and got me thinking. I would say that Gladwell is one of the prominent thought-shapers of our time, and his ideas will hold your interest, even if you chose to disagree with them.
I really enjoyed the book. I loved all of Malcom's books, I think he's brilliant. I found Malcom's thesis very compelling and his theories struck a chord with me, solid logic.
There were about two chapters that I drifted off on, but overall, it was very interesting and kept me wanting to listen to more.
I recommend this audiobook