Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm GladwellOutliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success

byMalcolm Gladwell

Hardcover | August 30, 2012

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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,Outliersis a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer atTheNew Yorkersince 1996. He is the host of the podcastRevisionist Historyand the author ofThe Tipping Point, Blink,andWhat the Dog Saw.Prior to joiningThe New Yorker,he was a reporter at theWashington Post.Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York.
Title:Outliers: The Story of SuccessFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.38 X 5.75 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.38 X 5.75 X 1.12 inPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316017922

ISBN - 13:9780316017923

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"No other book I read this year combines such a distinctive prose style with truly thought-provoking content. Gladwell writes with a high degree of dazzle but at the same time remains as clear and direct as even Strunk or White could hope for."-Atlanta Journal Constitution