Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
©2008 Malcom Gladwell; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
This book narrates a theory of success unlike no other. It provides the reader with research-based data, and real life anecdotes that keeps the reader interested and intrigued about what lies ahead!!
A predetermined, narrow, oversimplified conclusion is reached by the author. All success is simply due to someone getting a lucky break. He concludes there is nothing extraordinary about it. They just had lucky breaks by enjoying the right opportunities.
Surely having, finding, creating or seizing opportunities is part of the success equation, but the author focuses in on it as the book's central message in an apparent attempt to promote his own social and political ideology.
I found this book truly disappointing as there was a golden opportunity for the author to provide fair insight and analysis into successful outliers. What makes them tick, what traits and characteristics are common or unique to these individuals. Why some succeed with the opportunities they're presented with or persevere to overcome the obstacles that get in their way. Instead, he squandered this opportunity and limited his focus to a narrow part of the equation. The part that is furthest from an individuals control. In summary, it's a selective effort to chalk up virtually all success to lucky breaks.
this opened my mind to a new set of considerations about people's accomplishments & successes. couldn't put it down.
This book really shines light on the stigmas of success and how it can redirect our attention to the background of those who are seen as elite. Good book, made alot of sense.
I loved Malcolm's style of writing. His use of stories kept this book interesting, fast paced, and relevant. His choice of examples illustrated his premise well. I also thoroughly enjoyed his narration.
I'd say this is the best non-history book I've listened to since I've been on Audible.com. Worth every penny.
The amount of information conveyed in a tight, efficient narrative.
As the writer, he seemed passionate and knowledgeable about the material.
All the moments where the author makes his claim about what led to the success of each subject, the moments when the claims become clear to the reader, are all great moments.
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