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.....
I am an entrepreneur and we're always looking for the "secret" - the extra edge. This book goes so much deeper than the drama of the accomplishments of someone successful and looks at the background of what led to their circumstances. Enlightening.
Malcolm Gladwell is not only an amazing author but a great storyteller! I could listen to Malcolm Gladwell talk about anything! I also enjoyed the way each new story told about an "Outlier" wasn't just about facts or what the person did, but Malcolm's amazing research really put you into the minds of people like Bill Gates. Summarizing the book up with his own experiences put the cherry on top for me!
I've never read anything like it!
Joyce Gladwell, his mother.
How Every Extraordinary Person is just as Ordinary as You.
This book rally speaks to me, being a hockey fan, And, not just a computer geek, but one that is interested in the history of the personal computer.