This is a brilliant new book from the bestselling author of "The Tipping Point" and "Blink". 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: their ...
This is a brilliant new book from the bestselling author of "The Tipping Point" and "Blink". 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: their culture, their family, and their generation. Gladwell examines how the careers of Bill Gates and the performance of world-class football players are alike; what top fighter pilots and The Beatles have in common; 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. Just as he did in "Blink", Gladwell overturns many of our conventional notions and creates an entirely new model for seeing the world. Brilliant and entertaining, this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
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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.
Aug 25, 2012
A book all young people should read
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 children being born in the first three months of the year of having an advantage over their younger peers was interesting. Finally, I appreciated his chapter on his family which really showed how the New World really worked and how his family somehow overcame great odds to excel in the manner of which they did.
Jun 17, 2011
Interesting look at acheivers
Author gives interesting examples of what goes into the making of a successful life.
Jan 20, 2011
Well worth the time
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 give insight into your own life and background. This book helped me to understand better why I am the way I am, and what has contributed to the successes (and failures) of my past. A great read for anyone who wants to learn about human nature or the aspects involved in becoming great.
Sep 2, 2010
Were you born under the right sign?
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 attributes, most of the success stories we see from Bill Gates to Gordie Howe have those characteristics.
Fascinating view of the world!
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