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Richard

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  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10763)
    Performance
    (5143)
    Story
    (5162)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
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    Outliers is a great listen! But it's gotten some mixed reviews and I've spoken to one colleague--who READ it--and said he didn't like it that much. All of which leads to a Gladwellian hypothesis: one's enjoyment of Outliers says as much about context(listening vs. reading) as it does about the book itself. Gladwell's message--that success is more about nurture than nature; along with importance of being in the right place at the right time--these are not new conclusions. Instead, it's the fascinating stories underlying his conclusions along with the command that Gladwell, as narrator, has of his material, that makes this such a great experience.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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