In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell takes a close look at success and how it is often achieved. He examines the factors that contribute to exceptional ability and offers insights into what makes an outlier flourish. Drawing on research in psychology, sociology, and business history, Gladwell shows that there are specific patterns of behavior and practice behind world-class achievement. Brilliant yet accessible, Outliers will change your understanding of what it takes to be successful.
For who is this book for ?
This book is meant for people who want to achieve success in any field. Malcolm Gladwell takes a close look at what makes someone successful and offers tips based on his research. Outliers is an insightful read that will change the way you think about achieving great things.
- Outliers offers a different perspective on success, one that is based on research and evidence
- The book is well written and easy to read
- Gladwell provides concrete examples of how outlier behavior can leads to extraordinary achievement
- It is repetitive
- It can be dry at times
- The author’s theories are not always backed up by data
Learn more about the author
Malcolm Gladwell is a journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. He has written for The New Yorker since 1996, and his articles have been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards. His first book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000), was an international bestseller translated into more than twenty languages. In 2002, he published Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking . Outliers , which will be released in November 2008, is his third book.
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