The book covers 900 years of History within the first 90 minutes of the audio book , and then the last 100 years is the second half of the book ,
On till now I thought that God Delusion was best work of Richard Dawkins , The Selfish Gene annoyed me a little bit that is way I was very skeptical about this one , was I WRONG !!!
When you read this book you will know general knowledge about Universe, Earth, etc.., how things work ,why Rainbow is full of color, I thing that every human in 21st century regarding of background, religion and education level should read this book , and then perhaps we would have same platform on one we could build our future . !! Read it you won’t be disappointed .
I love the way that Gladwell is executing this book he is not going around circles with the same idea and same topic, instead his research is well founded, simple and eye opening ,you will learn something with every chapter of this book in a way that is simple to recall and remember
P.S don't try to beat our Asian fends in any work !! why ???? read the book you will know why : )
i gave this book 4 stars because i like the rich dad advise but i kind a don't like how he is downgrading a poor dad in this book, i think he is trying to contrast two dads a little bit too much ! good book to read money well spend ! if you didn't read ' The Richest Man In Babylon " do it next but get the longer recording not the quick one !!
Looking back to 1930 we might think that it was such a long time ago and something like that would never happen , that we would never allow Hitler to" arm him self up to his teeth" and let him start imperial politics, , people have a funny way of self explaining obvious things ! this book will show you the prelude to WW II from a Sir Winston Churchill point of view !
good book if you like WW II History a must read after this one would be " Blood Lands " by Snyder
I was born in Poland and for me this is especially vulnerable topic , Knowing from History that Poland always fights for her freedom even a "loosing battles" That is only one thing to say ---
"Peace is a precious and a desirable thing. Our generation, bloodied in wars, certainly deserves peace. But peace, like almost all things of this world, has its price, a high but a measurable one. We in Poland do not know the concept of peace at any price. There is only one thing in the lives of men, nations and countries that is without price. That thing is honor."
" Bog Honor Ojczyzna " the motto of Poles !!
You never know , i know that growing up and living in "eastern block "we wore one step away from this utopia , don't ever let this happen in good U. S. of A . book is a true classic worth to read and must to know !!
i don't know who was first Gladwell in Outliers or Colvin in his book in this study but they are both good . Colvin in this book does show few new examples on the theory of "talent " i love the first chapters of this book because of all the examples that he brings to the table and you can verify them on your own, the second part of this book is more on a corporate level but still engaging over all its a nice gem in your library if you have one
worth the effort !!
If you want to listen to some big vocabulary , and find out that you can't predict anything and that there is no sense in planning something than listen to this book if not, save yourself some time and listen to “Outliers “ by Maxwell
i love it ! nice modern approach to evolution .
P.S. my son had " lanugo " when he was born ; )
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