His conclusions were very disappointing. Major logical flaws and unsupported assumptions throughout the book.
Think through the inputs which helped to shape me and give myself, my family, and others I meet the very best.
This book is an assault against personal freedom. It attempts to reduce us all to being products of our society or circumstances. It says that extraordinary achievement is primarily due to a collective. It fails to define achievement in anything other than formal recognition such as amassing wealth, winning Olympic medals, or getting published. I believe the author's personal bias plays strongly into his selection of anecdotes. Gladwell is persuasive. But the alert reader won't be fooled by his logical tricks. Define your terms Gladwell. Define success, define achievement, remember that formal recognition isn't the only thing that people strive for and it certainly doesn't bring happiness. Don't be so eager to change society into something that produces great achievement at the expense of the happiness of the achievers.
I very much enjoyed this book & learned a few things along the way. I would especially encourage high schoolers and young adults to read this book. There are many examples of success across a broad spectrum around the world and in the end, if you didn't already know, you'd will see that we all have the potential for success.
An awesome way of looking into people's success. Changed the way I look at how people(including me) achieve success in their careers.
Gladwell offers a totally different way to view accomplishment. For most achievers, other variables play a huge role in the climb to the top.
This book wasn't what I originally expected, however by the end it's definitely got my brain juices flowing and looking at the outliers around me. All around a good addition to my library.
I loved way this book and Malcolm make me look at things a little differently. Some of it made me sad and others happy. Over great listening to him read this book.
Excellent perspective about success.. I took some time after listening the book.. identifying all the opportunities I had and which I was able to catch it to what I am today.. this audio book presented me a chance to remember those huge number of people who played a significant role in my life.. But one thing I personally feel is anyone who has the right attitude to do big opportunities will follow.....