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Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell
[Hardcover]

Price: $19.50

Hardcover: 309 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (November 18, 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0316017923 Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
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Why do some people succeed far more than others?     There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them -- at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. The story of success is more complex -- and a lot more interesting - than it initially appears. 
     Outliers explains what the Beatles and Bill Gates have in common, the extraordinary success of Asians at math, the hidden advantages of star athletes, why all top New York lawyers have the same resume, and the reason you've been never heard of the world's smartest man  -- all in terms of generation, family, culture, and class. It matters what year you were born if you want to be a Silicon Valley billionaire, Gladwell argues, and it matters where you were born if you want to be successful pilot. the live of outliers -- those people whose achievements fall outside normal experience -- follow a peculiar and unexpected logic, and in making that logic plain Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.

 

 

 

Reviews

 

"A fascinating book that makes you see the world in a different way" --Fortune

 

 

"Gladwell's theories could be used to run businesses more effectively, to turn  products into runaway bestsellers, and perhaps most importan, to alter human behavior" --new York Times

 

 

 

"A real pleasure....Brims with surprising insights about our world and ourselves " --Salon.com

 

 

 

"Royally entertaining" --Time

 

 

  
 


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