What a great insight as to how and why the outliers exist. I picked up this book because of one of the reviews I read that said the research into the successful people was amazing. Did it deliver. I love to hear how research has proven many books correct or contrary, this book does both.
How children need more time in school, not less. This part of the book addresses how so much summer time off for children is hurting our education. How the culture and history of people effects how they perform in areas.
Yes, the research of KIP and how they have advanced education in low income communities.
One of the best non-fiction books I've read in a long time!
Learning about why so many Chinese people are so good at math
His voice is very soothing and calming
That most successful people had most things lined up for them to become successful.
Malcolm Gladwell does an excellent job of narrating his own book, and the result is a very compelling and interesting story that is easy to listen to. He argues that extreme successes should be attributed to factors out of our control; everything from the month or year you are born, to your ethnicity can have far- reaching effects that manifest in "outliers". Gladwell sheds light on everyday truths in a new light and draws connections that most people would never have made before.
Very interesting book and well read. I always enjoy it when the author reads their own book--I really feel like it adds something to the experience.
This is an extremely engaging book about how our environment influences who we become. The thesis is unique and contrary to most of the self-improvement books you see out there. Reading this book will certainly give you a new perspective on how you look at industry leaders, athletes, and other outliers in the world. I would encourage anyone who likes Gladwell's other books or similarly data driven books like Freakenomics to listen to this book.
Unexpected, Thoughtful, Provocative
Gladwell's research made his explanation for the achievement of in individuals at the top of the pyramid very compelling.
My favorite was how he included his own mother as a final example.
debunking the myth of superman
This book confirmed what I knew subconsciously for a very long time. Success is build from the culture we live in and the history of our time.
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I listened to it in one sitting!
I loved this book! I would encourage everyone to read it
His narration is fantastic. The way he looks at life in statistics is fascinating. It makes you realize that people end up the way they are because of the circumstances throughout their whole lives. People don't end up successful or as failures purely based on their talents or lack there of. Malcom will make you look at people and success in a different light, which is a good thing. It is eye opening.
Yes, it is captivating and will fascinate you.
It is well worth listening to. I will listen to all of his books after this.