Outliers: The Story of Success
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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 18th 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
A very quick-reading exploration of the unexpected causes of socioeconomic success in America. The chapters break down into case studies- quirky but true observations, and plausible (but not rigorously proven) explanations. Why do an abnormally large fraction of top professional hockey players have...
Interesante libro que explica, o al menos, lo intenta, por qué unas personas tienen éxito (laboral) y otras, no. Según la conclusión a la que llega el autor, todo es consecuencia de mucho trabajo y un poco de suerte (más que suerte, estar en el momento adecuado en el lugar oportuno). Sí que es curio...
The best thing about this book is that it illuminates how privilege, dumb luck and other exogenous factors are as much an ingredient to success as is hard work. A bit short on hard research, but still a good read.
BLUF: This isn’t a self-help book, it’s an OpEd/Pop Science piece.“Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities …”Plot: Outliers follows the premise that people only became successful because of the opportunities provided in their li...
After several months of being occupied with schoolwork and required reading, as well as extracurricular activities, summer has finally come and I now have time to devour the items on my impossibly long reading list. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is the first nonfiction book on that list. It was a del...