Books | Business & Economics / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Blink and The Bomber Mafia and host of the podcast Revisionist History, explores what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatles—in this seminal work from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review). In this stunning 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.
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"Knowing that my friends were required to read this book for an assignment made it quite difficult to read😅 I felt like I spent most of my time just hitting my head against a wall, trying to read this one. That doesn’t mean it was a bad book, though. On the contrary, it was a very well-written book that explains the reasons as to how successful people are successful. I was surprised to take away some things from this book, but there wasn’t very much joy in the experience of reading it; at least for me. If you want to read this book, I hope it’s much more enjoyable than it was for me to read, because there is so much to be learnt from reading it."