Very interesting. Changes my view of the world, "successful" people and my future. Highly recommended for those that are curious about the world around them.
I love the fact that Malcolm gladwell narrates his own books, you feel his passion. He has made me fall in love with social psychology, and I an currently practicing everything I've learned from his books.
This book really illuminated a lot of truths about life to me. I've always had this mindset of working hard but also bring interdependent and needing to take advantage of any good situation. This book strengthened that view and showed me a world of numbers I was completely blind to. I've already recommended it to a few friends.
Gladwells bias towards cultural influence completely skews his ability to see how truly unique many of his "examples" are. Like the other Gladwell books I feel as if he is to smart to have missed the obvious fact that these "examples" have still accomplished what others who have had similar "privilege" have not. Gladwell cherry picks each persons story in an attempt to prove his point while failing to tell each persons whole story. Once again I feel railroaded.
That said, Gladwell is a great story teller And a fun read when you can get over his blatant biases.
A little left-leaning and very curious
A book to turn everything you thought you knew about success upside down - or more correctly - right side up. Very well written and wonderfully narrated by the author.
Basically a lot of long winded stories, often making it hard to find how it ties into the sunject mater, to get his simple point across. Basically successful people or outliers work very hard to get where they are, have help from family or friends, have hard work and success instilled in them from a young age by their family or culture, and catch lucky breaks along the way. That was the whole book summed up with out all of the filler non sense.