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Outliers Audiobook

Outliers: The Story of Success

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Brandon CORNWALL, NY, United States 05-09-12
    Brandon CORNWALL, NY, United States 05-09-12
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    "A must own in Audible."
    What did you love best about Outliers?

    If you plan on having children or influencing someone as a mentor or coach, you have to listen to this book.


    If you could give Outliers a new subtitle, what would it be?

    How to be a Professional at your dream job.


    Any additional comments?

    Astouding information and coorelations, but it just makes so much sense...

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    Peryn 05-07-12
    Peryn 05-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Things you never would have thought of"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Outliers to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    It makes you think about the world around you, and what opportunities you have been given or not.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The most interesting part was talking about the cultural personalities within the airlines.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


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    Mark DELRAY BEACH, FL, United States 05-04-12
    Mark DELRAY BEACH, FL, United States 05-04-12
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    "Very Though Provoking!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Outliers to be better than the print version?

    Better


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outliers?

    Effort/Reward Connection
    10,000 Hour Concept
    The Power Distance Index


    What about Malcolm Gladwell’s performance did you like?

    There is something very real about the way an author reads his own work.


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    Natalie N. Ray 05-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I liked how many case studies there were.


    What other book might you compare Outliers to and why?

    I don't know.


    What does Malcolm Gladwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not sure.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    What separates outliers from other people are natural talent, a lot of practice and a little bit of luck.


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    Ricardo Sao Paulo, Brazil 05-01-12
    Ricardo Sao Paulo, Brazil 05-01-12
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    "Very interisting, definitely worthwhile"
    If you could sum up Outliers in three words, what would they be?

    This book is about how success depends on many factors, like family, culture, chance and some others.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outliers?

    The match of birthdays respective to some entrepreneurs generations.


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    Michael Greenback, TN, United States 05-01-12
    Michael Greenback, TN, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very interesting look behind the curtain."

    The book mades many facsinating insights about the real story of the "successful". I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Fabio Brazil 04-23-12
    Fabio Brazil 04-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Outstanding!!!"
    Where does Outliers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Certainly top-5


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The way it brings amazing success stories down to earth.


    Have you listened to any of Malcolm Gladwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This was the first one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book. Makes you want to say "Ha! That makes sense!" all the time.

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    Alexander D. Shohet Beverly Hills, CA, US 04-16-12
    Alexander D. Shohet Beverly Hills, CA, US 04-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A new perspective on success"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was an eye opening perspective on the factors that influence success.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outliers?

    The factors that influence a person's success in education.


    What does Malcolm Gladwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I live in Los Angeles and spend many hours in my car; I love having audio books to listen to. Mr. Gladwell added a very personal dimension when he discussed the story of his family.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shane San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 04-09-12
    Shane San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2016

    Keep Growing Yourself!

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    "Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!"

    Whos GOT NEXT? this book if applied in your own life will take your personal or business life to the next level if you would but apply the principles in this book.
    There’s way to many examples of people who’ve already had Success! No more Excuse’s
    Start Applying

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    andrea Mexico, Mexico 04-09-12
    andrea Mexico, Mexico 04-09-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting in every way"
    Where does Outliers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Based on proven studies, this reading will help you understand all of the factors on beign succesfull. The great thing about how this book was written is how easy it is to understand and how much sense it makes.
    A one of a kind reading!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outliers?

    Every aspect and characteristic the author describes as a factor for being an outlier is asy to keep in idn because of the way its tought.
    I think I've learned more from this book of the importance of the combination of opportunity and hard hork. Tht's the main thing I've learned.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The proven science studies of the 10,000 hours needed of practice in anything to become a professional.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story of the jewish man who stated by selling clothes for girls on the street.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book. One of the best reading I'vehad in a long time! Will surelly recomend it any time I get the chance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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