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Outliers Audiobook

Outliers: The Story of Success

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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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    Rodrigo Souza 11-24-15
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    "Fantastic book"

    I loved it. The way he shows how circumstances shaped the lives of succeeded people is amazing.

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    rodney61871 11-19-15
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    "Great book!"

    I like how he changed my views on the outliers. It somehow gives hope to people who also wants to be successful and persuade them to grab every opportunities available to them.

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    spencer 11-18-15
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    "Wonderful, insightful, look into people."

    I enjoyed the message of we are all a product of nature and nurture. Without someone's innate gift they don't become the rock star, or the internet tycoon. But at the same time without the world around us giving us opportunity, these wonders these Outlyers would never have been.

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    "As a Jamaican"

    Reading this book and seeing him get every point right I know he doesn't just research but he digs deep for true honest facts. One of the worlds best authors.

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    Greg 11-11-15
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    "Great first audiobook experience"

    Loved Malcolm Gladwell's storytelling ability. The ideas he discusses are well thought out and simplistic enough that one can draw parallels to their own life. I really liked how I could listen on a higher speed without the language being distorted too much. Would recommend to all.

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    ACM scranton 10-29-15
    ACM scranton 10-29-15

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    "everyone should read"

    It's very motivational for all those who are struggling and also a good scluptivator of ideas to be successful.

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    Val 10-25-15
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    "This book gives me Hope that we all can achieve our goals"

    Malcolm Gladwell's thoughtful exploration of "greatness" debunks long-held myths and sheds light on possibility for others who wish to achieve great things.

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    Sebastian 10-20-15
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    "Changed my outlook, possibly forever."

    It lets you look at education differently, winners differently and every notion of success I've ever had differently.

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    Saul Flores 10-20-15
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    "Another view of genius and successful people"

    Great book for those in social work or community development who have big dreams for their clients. Environment, opportunities, and circumstances will play a BIG part on people's success.
    Also a great book for those who have dreamed of being "genius" at something.

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    "Stunning and eye-opening"

    Incredible and insightful, truly altered my world view. This was my first Gladwell book, I'm on to the next one now.

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