Married to a Presbyterian Pastor - 4 grand children - just returned from a mission trip to Russia - Career - Interior designer
I have purchased several copies for family members. I hope they read the interesting pages of this book.
The David and Goliath story - insights into GOD'S plan for David.
Excellent - He is articulate and interesting.
Yes! It is insightful and full of hope!
I plan to read more of Malcolm Gladwells's books.
Interesting educational book
Yes, a lot of interesting facts
He is fine but I am not sure he brought anything more than anyone else
I could have done that, but I didn't.
This is definitely worth listening to.
There aren't many books that I would read or listen to more than once however I would listen to this book a second time. The facts that Gladwell pulls out are a fascinating twist to old ideas.
Gladwell has improved his performance with this book. It is very interesting to hear to author's inflection in the narration--you can clearly hear is emphasis in a few spots in the book.
I think that every parent should read this book, it will likely help shape your thinking about where you child attends school and why.
Father of three with no time to actually read, but also a former history teacher and current attorney with a long commute-I love audiobooks.
it's typical Gladwell, if you like his other stuff you'll like this
Anything by Gladwell, also Freakonomics...
it makes you think!!
Well worth it
I'm not sure what I was expecting with this audiobook, but it was fascinating. Gladwell's stories are rich and interesting and his voice is very pleasant to listen to.
I think I loved all of the stories about turning your supposed "challenge" into a positive. I was especially intrigued hearing about people with dyslexia and who it actually helped them in business.
Yes - central tenets of the books were really interesting and Gladwell is a great storyteller.
Yes - with reservations.
Nope - not much more to the argument.
As with his other books, Gladwell grossly over-generalizes to get his point across and he usually doesn't need to. His points are throughout-provoking in and of themselves.
I enjoy all of his books and this one is no exception. Although I may not agree with all his conclusions , his arguments are sound.
Interesting facts about IKEA
The man's voice is so calming that it's worth the listen just to hear him talk.
Let me begin by stating that I am a fan of Gladwell's and his three previous works I've both read and listened to repeatedly. This work further heightens my appreciation of his work. Once again Gladwell turns conventional wisdom on it's head. Why it's better for many students to not go to a "top" school. David actually had the advantage over Goliath. The deeper reasons of the strife that tore apart Northern Ireland. Gladwell gives a unique perspective that even those who don't agree with his perspective are forced to review the questions that he raises. As always five stars for a Gladwell book.
The stories that are told in the book are captivating and intriguing. Malcolm Gladwell provides a host of characters who give colourful illustration to his central theme of disadvantages being advantageous and advantages sometimes being crippling disadvantages. Having the author narrate made it a much more intimate experience.
I think that some of the concepts that are explored are worthy to be tested in a setting where social issues collide with technical challenges.
Having read Tipping Point I am tempted to listen to it to see if I gain any additional insights by having the author read it. A quality product throughout.
I really love Malcolm Gladwell and have enjoyed many of his previous books but I did not enjoy this book. I enjoyed the story about class sizes and Ivy League school but most of the stories were not engaging to me and I found myself looking forward to the end.