Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown And Company | November 18, 2008 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Outliers: The Story of Success is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
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.

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Published: November 18, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0316040347

ISBN - 13: 9780316040341

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting observations. Enjoyed the book. Brought up many interesting observations and conclusions. Made me examine if his assertions actually made sense in my upbringing. It did. It also helped me understand some of my own practices in the upbringing of my four children, especially in presenting them with different opportunities.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Contemporary philosophy As good chance to reread what may become classical thought on contemporary issues. Where do we belong? are we outliers too?
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers Ignite the outlier in you...a must read
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book! Gladwell discusses not only very successful people, but what circumstances and opportunities allowed them to reach that level of success. The climate and culture surrounding us helps to determine our levels of success more than almost any other factor.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outliers "No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Outliers Excellent reading. Addresses the key question of what it takes to be successful. A lot more than just brains. Brains, experience, history, culture, the world around you and a little bit of luck.
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers Another winner by Gladwell. Brilliant, insightful and though provoking. Another Gladwell classic worth reading and re-reading.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outliers This is an excellent book and has a lot of insight into phenomena that I had never considered before. I would, however, take many of the conclusions made here with a grain of salt, and if you are interested in this kind of thing, I would do further research into the studies Gladwell quotes from. I'm not saying he's wrong about his theories, but they are just theories and they are presented as fact. Nevertheless, this is a fascinating read and I highly recommend it, particularly for teachers.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers Great read from a brilliant author well worth the money I payed for it. Malcolm gladwell's other books are definitely worth checking out too
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers A thought provoking take on other influencers that make you realize there is more to success than just raw talent or intellect. You won't look at successful people in quite the same way again. It might even affect how you do things in your life in the future.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers Very thought provoking as usual. Gladwell doesn't disappoint. Perfect for a light afternoon of quiet time.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers Interesting and very enlightening. Everyone who works with, for, or around other people should read this book.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers Great read about some incredible individuals.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outliers I really enjoyed this book, it is well written and very engaging. It is thought provoking and inspiring. Seeks to explain why some people excel to such a great level and many of the un seen but significant things that contribute to it.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and interesting read I found this book to be very insightful. You don't realize some of these facts and Gladwell brings them forth in ways that are interesting and its a great eye opener. I recommend it.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and interesting read A brilliant book filled with intriguing true stories of outliers. It made this sociology student look at success in a whole new way. Definitely a must read!
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and interesting read Outliers is a fantastic book, giving you insights on the reason why successful people are successful. From famous people like Bill Gates, you would learn that their success did not happen just because of coincidence and their innovation but also the fact that they were born in the right time.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and interesting read This book is an absolute MUST read! I have recommended it to all my friends. I know it was not meant as such - but I think it is a great parenting book. Outliers are not made in a day - you have to find your child's passion early on and support them therein.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge of my seat Fascinating concepts. I couldn't put the book down.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Very interesting read. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2013-07-04

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Kobo eBookOutliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 18, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

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.