Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: November 18, 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316040347
ISBN - 13: 9780316040341
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
In 2005, Time named Malcolm Gladwell one of its 100 most influential people. He is the author of three books, each of which reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. They are: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. He is a is a British-born Canadian journalist and author. Gladwell was a reporter for the Washington Post from 1987 to 1996, working first as a science writer and then as New York City bureau chief. Since 1996, he has been a staff writer for The New Yorker. He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Toronto's Trinity College in 1984.