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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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    Michael 07-29-15
    Michael 07-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    What a great book! Really takes a deep look into the preconceived ideas of super special and extraordinary people.

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    Monty&Michael Archbald Whately, MA 07-29-15
    Monty&Michael Archbald Whately, MA 07-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    This audible book helped me enjoy my chores and workout! Enjoyable read with great insights.

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    Graham Lim 07-28-15
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    "Compelling and well narrated"

    In addition to being a great writer and researcher, Malcolm Gladwell exceeded all my expectations as a narrator. I believe he is someone who goes the extra mile to ensure that the concepts in his work are articulated in a thought-provoking way. And excellent and worthy investment!

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    Amy Lam 07-28-15
    Amy Lam 07-28-15
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    "Insightful and engaging"

    One of few books that i cant stop once i started ! great for parents to be, social policy makers and reflection generally

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    Verne Whittaker 07-27-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Thought provoking"

    Refreshing ideas which challenge the status quo image of success. The back story for each unique person discussed was very interesting and entertaining.

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    Liza 07-26-15
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    "It's all about hard work and mindset!"

    This book would be a great book for every person to read- it tackles the issue of entitlement and idealization- giving agency to every person and providing those who have both benefited and suffered from a system of entitlement an encouragement to continue to work hard and persevere.

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    Devon 07-23-15
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    "Eye opening, an excellent book!"

    This book really brings out the meaning in some very interestimg statistics that you really wouldn't think we're related.

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    awesome 07-22-15
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    "Great read!!"

    Great book!! Very informative, interesting and thought provoking. Malcolm Gladwell narrates very well. I'd recommend the book to anyone.

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    "Wow. So very enlightening."

    Wil be recommending to everyone in my family. Well-written and well presented.
    Makes so much sense. I wish everyone would read or listen to this book.

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    LeAnn 07-20-15
    LeAnn 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    Where does Outliers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was thinking this book was going to be all about how the "outliers" or successful people in our society do it, another one of those books to provide us with the how to. Instead, he presents basic data and statistics of why and how each get there. And what I love too is how it all supports the theme of the outliers don't get there all on their own. They take advantage of the opportunities.
    The narration was good as well. More of a conversational style instead of having someone read to you, he talks to you.
    I recommend this book and look forward to listen to others he has available.


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