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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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    Amazing antidotes, great author, leaves you wanting to read more of his books!
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    This is not my first Gladwell book. I find his perspective fascinating. During my review of the book, I did occasionally think to myself that some of his conclusions are based on anecdote. however overall, I believe that he had an important perspective to the mythology of personal success and rugged individualism. It was a page-turner. I do recommend this book highly to anybody interested in understanding all of the components that go into making a successful individual.

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    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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    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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