A great insight into how both hard work and luck play an important role in success. I strongly recommended for any future parent that wants his kid to gain an advantage over other kids and therefore be more successful
This book covers intersting social factors that may determine successful individuals. The author makes you think about culture, educational achievement, and hard work in a new way. As it is an entertaining read, the applied economic theories are a bit stretched. Overall, I would recommend Outliers but, follow it up with a book written by a true economist.
The content has slight biases but they do not detract from the viability of the analysis. There never appears to be an agenda to find demons or victims -- just reasonable explanations. The ideas were very eye-opening.
My family is from Scotland and Germany and we are a family of engineers. Because all my family are raised and taught that science and measurement are real.
I think this way because of the family I came from and how I was raised. I solve problems this way because my family is based more in science than faith. How can you measure faith? Or God?
Wonderful good full of insights and should be given to teachers everywhere.
Brilliant and entertaining from the first word to the last. I had so many epiphanies that I lost count.
Here is another fabulous analysis by Malcolm Gladwell. His insight into what goes into making an outstanding person who and what they are is engaging and thought provoking. Excellent!
Enticing story telling, captivating narration, interesting topics, often fascinating way of looking at common statistics available for all to grasp. So this is how the world works?!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. Gladwell's books always seemed to teach me new things and this certainly did the same. It provided me an excellent education about many of the strange things that seemed like a coincidence learned that it was not in fact a coincidence but a strange series of events that all were very definable using numbers.
My one complaint was the reader (Gladwell himself) was a little dry however was not terrible.
I enjoyed this book so much I listened to it twice. A must read for anyone with children, for anyone looking towards the future and anyone who loves to figure why things happen the way that they do.