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Outliers: The Story of Success | [Malcolm Gladwell]

Outliers: The Story of Success

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.
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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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    Victor 03-24-15
    Victor 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read"

    Loved it. it opens your mind to the things going on around you. Allows you to open your eyes and see people differently.

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    Regan Forde NEWPORT, VIC Australia 03-23-15
    Regan Forde NEWPORT, VIC Australia 03-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "True Grit & opportunity"

    Fascinating book with some insightful observations by Malcolm Gladwell. Has made me think enormously about how I parent my children and how I was raised. Thanks Malcolm for duchess great book!

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    Amazon Customer 03-21-15
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    "great book"

    This is the first book I have read/listened to from Malcolm Gladwell. it was entertaining as well as informative. I will be reading his other books.

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    Dawn Rodgers Michigan 03-17-15
    Dawn Rodgers Michigan 03-17-15 Member Since 2012

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    "informative"

    eye opening, different perspective, geniuses may be born with everything needed to succeed, but if the stars do not align, they will never be recognised as such.

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    Author and App creator USA 03-15-15 Listener Since 2010
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    "Malcolm is a great writer and investigator!"
    Would you listen to Outliers again? Why?

    Yes! These are some intriguing principles that have been uncovered by Mr. Gladwell!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outliers?

    The 10,000 hour rule...just...wow. - Gives everyone hope that hard work ( along with innate ability with a bit of serendipity) can make a difference!


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

    Yes! Tipping Point and Blink...all GREAT READS AND "LISTENS" lol


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

    Yes! - didn't work out that way but it is that good.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic book on audible...I listen on long commutes and Malcolm sounds like he's just talking as a friend to me in the passenger seat. Awesome work, as are his other books. Tipping point is my favorite but this is a tight second.

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    Joanna Robbins-Gutierrez 03-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fascinating!"

    Makes you think of things like nothing ever before. Great listen! Looking forward to much more from this thought provoking author.

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    Loren Marina Del Rey, CA, United States 03-12-15
    Loren Marina Del Rey, CA, United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2012

    I love to listen to books while hiking, or while I sit in traffic. Mostly enjoy thrillers and drama. Some young adult books too.

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    "Very interesting book"

    Great book for all who would like to know more about what makes a successful person. Lots of interesting facts. Would love a follow up book on more studies. Also loved the interview with author at the end.

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    Beauty 03-12-15
    Beauty 03-12-15
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    "BOOK OF LIFE!!!"
    If you could sum up Outliers in three words, what would they be?

    AMAZING. EYE OPENING. LIFE IN A BOX.


    What other book might you compare Outliers to and why?

    Absolutely. Nothing. Compares to this besides a scholarly research article on life.


    What about Malcolm Gladwell’s performance did you like?

    I loved the way the chapters were divided and how every topic in each chapter were related to each other. I loved the plain language he used and the imagery he ascertained from his examples. Just amazing.


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

    Outliers: The Success Stories of the Predisposed versus the Prohibited


    Any additional comments?

    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!

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    clintonclambert 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very informative"

    One should reafirma this book because hidden within are one principle to personal and one principal to multi generational success and advancement.

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    Cortney Kjar 03-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "very intersting"

    interesting story/topic and narrated very well. definitely a book I would recommend. it is a boom that can start conversations.

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