Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
©2008 Malcom Gladwell; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
I would and I have recommended it to many friends. This book can be very eye opening for many different ways. If one is religious then this may be a proof that fait is really exist.
It is a proof that without hard working, success does not come, yet one's own efforts are not merely enough to be very successful either. It also gives someone a new perspective of looking at his\her life and where it has brought that person today and maybe try to change the course of it to improve future.
I knew that life throws stuff at you but I did not know that birthdates would be such an important part of being lucky or unlucky.
Yes, not because of his voice but I liked his book.
Nah. Once is enough. Pretty straight forward read.
Easy and informative read
Speaks well and easy to comprehend
I have been using bits of Tipping Point for years. This book is just as fascinating and jam packed with information.
I love the 10,000 hours, but even more interesting is the math observations throughout the world. Great stuff.
I have listened to Outliers three times and learned something new each time. I am an educator and have always observed that unique circumstances often changes lives. While Gladwell has chosen to focus on positive events it is also valid to note that sometimes negative consequences happen because of unique circumstances. This book has huge implications for how we educate our children. Every educator should read this book.
Very interesting listen. Gives a unique perspective the 'successful' and the true story of that success. I found it very easy to listen and follow. The narrators performance isn't perfect, a little staccato at times, but by the end I found it to be as enjoyable to listen to the reader as I did actually pay attention to the content. I highly recommend it to all.
Malcolm Gladwell's books are always informative and entertaining. He writes for the average person — not the academic, but you always learn.
Outliers: The Story of Success will completely change the way that you think about hard work and the benefits that come from hard work. Additionally, it was an excellent way to analyze some of the more confusing patterns that have existed throughout history. Malcolm Gladwell does a tremendous job of providing multiple pieces of evidence to support his various claims. As a history teacher, I found the history of the different time periods and cultures to be fascinating, as well as the implications for education and sociological studies.
In addition to high quality subject matter, it was wonderful to have Gladwell read the himself. It seems that sometimes when the author is not also doing the performance, some of the ideas get lost in translation. Having Gladwell read himself allows him to call your attention to ideas that are truly profound and really invite you to step inside of his mind. Listening go this book was like listening to an excellent professor animatedly give a lecture about something he truly is passionate about. I truly enjoyed the experience and look forward to listening again to dig out any nuggets of wisdom that were missed the first time.
This book will make you think again about stories of success. If you're in the business of education or coaching, this book will change the way you approach the process.
I found this book a great explanation for the factors outside of one's control that have set them up for great success but completely lacks information or credence about the things those same people did that they did control that gave them chance to take those factors and make them work in their favor. Things we all should do to give us a chance to take the sum total influences of our own life and to direct them to our own Outlier experience. Otherwise this information is a bit depressing. Good for them but what does it do for me.
Absolutely, you can hear the sections and point the Author makes that might have otherwise been obscure.
The rice farmers in China. No man who gets up before the sun fails to make his family wealthy.
The visual scene of the textile industry in the 1920s. Families working together, doing everything to make a business work.
I thought the book and the premise was well written and persuasive. The idea that kids born the first three months of the year have a natural advantage and then get more attention that leads to developing that advantage into a skill is acceptable. I didn't like the contstant leap from culture to professions to historical examples that continue to validate the point that success or talent is a simple formula. There seemed to be a part of insistience rather than convincing me. Great information and fantastic analysis.
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