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Outliers Audiobook

Outliers: The Story of Success

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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. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

©2008 Malcom Gladwell; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    AKC 05-14-15
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    "Malcolm Gladwell never fails to grip my interest !"

    Not sure if I am in a 100% agreement with the author's point of view but the book has been a fantastic read. Malcolm never fails to hold my attention!

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    Luis Laracuente 05-06-15
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    "Opens your eyes to what is obvious and overlooked"

    Success is not based in the individual alone in fact the individual is only a result of what shaped him/her and highly driven also by luck and timing.

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    I have heard lots of people quote the book so great to listen and get it

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    "Very informative"

    Remarkable attention to detail. This book will change how I approach my students (and people in general) for the rest of my career.

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    Matthew 05-01-15
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    "Such a Mind Opening Text"

    Love how Malcolm Gladwell sheds light on the fact that opportunity shapes success; and that putting yourself in the position to have more opportunity, in combination with mastering the skills that are involved with whatever practice seem to be the 2 requirements for "good luck" to truly make a difference in a persons life. There are no outliers, only people who in combination with drive and ideas, find the right place and the right time.

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    "Talent: Necessary but not sufficient for success"

    I've always struggled with the notion that talent was the key. Not true. great reading.

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    Gladwell does not disappoint. This is an eye opener wonderfully articulated. It's fascinating to learn about some of the assumptions we have about how to instill greatness in future generations and how we need to break those notions.

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    "Fun to listen to"

    Very insightful and encouraging and fascinating book to listen to! You will learn what it means to be given an awesome opportunity!

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    "A must read for all generations and ethic groups"

    Loved it! Thought provoking. Make me want to rethink how I teach my kids. Our actions are important and everyone has the ability to be successful it's not just for those that have a high IQ.

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    awesome book! this is a must read for those few who are serious about success and what is truly needed. become an outlier!

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