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.
Excellent book with lots to think about. However, I often thought while reading that he is not considering the influence of personal motivation which may also be effecting individual's success
Membre since March 2008.
Another must read book by this author. My preferences in order are: Blink, Outliers and Tipping Point.
Another fascinating look at how life works when you look at it from uncommon angles.
There is not much to add, if you enjoyed his other books you will enjoy this one.
Gladwell continues to give us new views into our society and its workings. Great stuff. There is a lot here even if some subject are open to ongoing debate. I do think Gladwell should be a bit more forthcoming in discussing the opposition to his statistical conclusions though.
This book explains how and why (in theory) people become very successful. He gives a fantastic perspective on birth dates and opportunities when you're young.
While some of the conclusions seem a bit overstated, this book will challenge you to THINK.
It discards the simplistic labels like "genius" and "smart", and digs deep into the reasons for ultra achievement.
There is never a short cut to success, there is however circumstances that many see as disadvantages but in the end play as the fabric of a suit being carefully woven by a master tailor, at the end you get a beutiful suit that makes people wonder where you got it. This book changed how I see success. From the idea of genius to how the way your raised actually does affect you for the rest of you life. I couldnt stop listening. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of success!!
"Outliers" may not persuade you, but it will make you rethink the meaning of the words like "intelligence" and "talent." It will also make you question how much of "success" really comes from culture, cohort, and circumstance.
I couldn't stop listening. It kept me up late several nights in a row. This is probably Gladwell's best to date.