I have recommended this book to many people and this book has been the topic for many great conversations at the dinner table, at dinner parties and in my classrooms as I'm a former adjunct faculty member at a couple different colleges. Well done Mr. Gladwell
I found the data and how it was presented to be extremely motivational.
I've listened to this book three or four times.
I like that Malcolm read his own book you can hear and feel the passion he has for his writing. It was great to listen to at work and during the commute.
This book was unpausable right when you thought you could pause he would bring up something more interesting or another topic that would entice you.
This was required for my college sociology class. I've never heard of Malcolm before and I'm glad I got the opportunity to discover him. I would have never guessed this book was so great I highly recommend it to anyone!
Highly recommended. Gladwell cracks the mysteries of success stories and shows that ethnicity, religion, traditions, birth years and other factors are all a necessity background that enables the individual that the right conditions to start and try to be a master in his or her field.
Or in other words, if it wasn't for the rare free access to a computer lab that was given to Bill Gates in the late sixties, he wouldn't have the chance to practice his 10,000 of coding and become a computer monster in the age of 21. It may look trivial but Gladwell's analysis of circumstances that allowed the success is really interesting.
The story of success is told from multiple perspectives and views. It helps give a more complete view and keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end.
When he gave us an insight into how human factors plays a significant role in the success or failure rate of plane crashes.
The book is quite a page turner. I could not stop listening.
Almost in all aspects. I can listen to it again and again. I love the irreverence in his perspective. I love the unconventional way he thinks about success. Even if you don't agree, at least it is a different way of looking at what is success and how did you succeed. I love that he reads his own books and feels that no one can do a better job since he knows what to emphasize in his readings. Can't wait for another one of his books.
I have read the book and listened to the book. Although the book was good, but I felt the audiobook was even more entertaining. When Malcolm Gladwell reads I feel that I am getting even more of his point of view. His emphasis on certain paragraphs or words brings a even deeper perspective.
occasional laugh. but mostly deeper understanding of myself and my culture. I feel that his view point helped me accept my own culture and success in a new way.
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.