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Outliers: The Story of Success

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  • Outliers: The Story of Success (Little, Brown Young Readers) – Hardcover (2008)
    by Malcolm Gladwell

    Outliers: The Story of Success
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    Hardcover, Little, Brown Young Readers
    2008
    English
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    309 pages

    ISBN: 0316036692
    ISBN-13: 9780316036696

    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 ... Show more

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Reviews of Outliers: The Story of Success

Overall customer rating: 4.750
readerman

Not run-of-the- mill

by readerman on Aug 15, 2013

If you think you know how others become successful, or you think you know how you yourself can become successful, read this book - you might be surprised. More

Randal H

A book all young people should read

by Randal H on Aug 25, 2012

This is not a hard to read book so I finished it in good order. I like the message of the author who is basically saying that most of us are smart enough to do just about anything and that practice and hours in the field make the difference between "expertise" and mediocrity. Also, the idea of ... More

Audra

Interesting look at acheivers

by Audra on Jun 17, 2011

Author gives interesting examples of what goes into the making of a successful life. More

Nehe

Well worth the time

by Nehe on Jan 20, 2011

I try to choose the books I read carefully, and Outliers was definitly worth my time. Gladwell writes in an intelligent, yet easy to understand style that gets the point across clearly. His explanation for why certain people excell so far above others is not only interesting and enlightening, but can ... More

Peter1234

Were you born under the right sign?

by Peter1234 on Sep 2, 2010

If you want to play professional hockey you need to be born in the first quarter of the year. Mr Gladwell demonstrates that being in the right place at the right time with the right skills has more to do with success than anything else. While it is still possible to succeed without those three ... More

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