Outliers

In this landmark work, the author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point" asks what makes high-achievers different? Brilliant and entertaining, "Outliers" is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Why are people successful? For centuries, humankind has grappled with this question, searching for the secret to accomplishing great things. In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an invigorating intellectual journey to show us what makes an extreme overachiever. He reveals that we pay far too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where successful people are from. Gladwell examines how the careers of Bill Gates and the performance of world-class football players are alike; why so many top lawyers are Jewish; why Asians are good at maths; and, why it is correct to say that the mathematician who solved Fermat's Theorem is not a genius. Like Blink , this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

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'You will never again think as you did before about [success] ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover' - A.C. Grayling, The Times 'Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information to illustrate his thesis ... Outliers challenges accepted wisdom' FT 'Malcolm Gladwell is a cerebral and jaunty writer, with an unusual gift for making the complex seem simple' Observer 'Makes geniuses look a bit less special, and the rest of us a bit more so' Time
Author:
Malcolm Gladwell
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Paperback

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In this landmark work, the author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point" asks what makes high-achievers different? Brilliant and entertaining, "Outliers" is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Why are people successful? For centuries, humankind has grappled with this question, searching for the secret to accomplishing great things. In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an invigorating intellectual journey to show us what makes an extreme overachiever. He reveals that we pay far too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where successful people are from. Gladwell examines how the careers of Bill Gates and the performance of world-class football players are alike; why so many top lawyers are Jewish; why Asians are good at maths; and, why it is correct to say that the mathematician who solved Fermat's Theorem is not a genius. Like Blink , this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Review:

'You will never again think as you did before about [success] ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover' - A.C. Grayling, The Times 'Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information to illustrate his thesis ... Outliers challenges accepted wisdom' FT 'Malcolm Gladwell is a cerebral and jaunty writer, with an unusual gift for making the complex seem simple' Observer 'Makes geniuses look a bit less special, and the rest of us a bit more so' Time

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Author:
Malcolm Gladwell
Subtitle:
The Story of Success
Publisher:
Limited (UK) Penguin Books
ISBN:
9780141036250
Audience:
General
Pages:
320
Width (mm):
131
Length (mm):
196
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Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell was born in 1963 in England to a Jamaican mother and an English mathematician father. He grew up in Canada and graduated with a degree in history from the University of Toronto in 1984. From 1987 to 1996, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, first as a science writer and then as New York City bureau chief. Since 1996, he has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. His curiosity and breadth of interests are shown in New Yorker articles ranging over a wide array of subjects including early childhood development and the flu, not to mention hair dye, shopping and what it takes to be cool. His first book The Tipping Point captured the world's attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects, and the phrase has become part of our language, used by writers, politicians and business people everywhere to describe cultural trends and strange phenomena. 'His other international bestselling books are Blink, which explores how a snap judgement can be far more effective than a cautious decision, and What The Dog Saw, a collection of his most provocative and entertaining New Yorker pieces.
Weight (g):
236

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Change of Perspective

Loved this book. It is in easy, but very interesting read. Gladwell provides a different view on people's success. This is not a how-to and it doesn't provide guidance on how you can maximise your own success. What it does provide is another take on talent, hard work, and being ready to grab opportunities as they come up.

Outliers

I read this book - Twice! I even made notes! I never read books twice. It an easy read that flows well, its entertaining and fascinating. It is a book that I would recommended to my friends.

Best of Malcolm Gladwell

This I think is his best book. While other of his books introduce a concept and spend the next 10 chapters elaborating, this book is packed with facts and insight and is super interesting. Thanks kalahari.net for another great read!

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