Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers

By Malcolm Gladwell

  • Release Date: 2008-11-18
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4
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Description

There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.

In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.

Reviews

  • The problem with logical fallacies posing a books.

    1
    By Harsh But Truthful
    If there was a way to reward negative stars this book would’ve been a good canidate for them. I have a great love for reading but this book inspired a poignant hatred inside me that would not go out. Utterly uninspirational this work attempts to give credit to the philosophy that it is not hard work that matters and personal effort but everything aside from that. To quote the esteemed Gladwell “if the resources of the grocer, the fruits of those riots, the possibilities of that culture, and the privileges of that skin tone had been extended to others, how many more would now live a life of fulfillment, in a beautiful house high on a hill?” In this startilingly disjointed book readers will learn oh so essential lessons like how (again to quote Gladewell’s exact words) “the Asian worldview was shaped by the rice paddy.” But not to worry this book is more then just racist bigotry (though that does remain a major aspect) it also follows important and completely unfounded ideas about how essenital cultural ancestry and farming practices are to the educational capiblities of future generations. Make sure to pay attention to his theories on how the reformers of the ninteenth century (who were more focused on temperance and utopian societies then education) based their reforms on western agricultural patterns.
  • Best book

    5
    By GI strive
    I'm have the audio version of this book and I have heard it many of times. I wished all parents and teachers were given this book. Buy it you won't be sorry. I am very picky and I am very empresses with this book.
  • Good read

    5
    By Steve7782
    Good read
  • Relatively speaking

    5
    By Ram8740
    Dr. Gladwell is supposed to be my most famous living relative, according to 23 and Me, the DNA analyzing company. I think there are some untested among my relatives who might beat him, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I think the answer to the super IQ test is: Teeth to a hen, is the same as Nest is to EGG. Think about it. Hens don't have teeth, concomitantly, eggs don't have nests.
  • Fried chicken

    1
    By Annie Banannie 97
    I like chicken
  • Outliers

    5
    By joanathanlim
    Great book! It's advisable to read this book more than once, which is fairly easy to do. You will totally immerse in the meaning of the book.
  • Too long for so little

    1
    By BizMaker
    The book could have made its point with far fewer pages. The auther rambled on with many stories, often getting off point to say little if anything useful.
  • Good read

    4
    By Justins_wife06
    I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars (special people) because I really enjoyed the book. At the beginning I did have a hard time getting into reading the book but as soon as I got into it, it had many interesting stories. This book was useful to me because Malcolm Gladwell said that to be successful, you need to have at least 10,000 hours in the area of what you want to be successful in. In the end it was very entertaining for me.
  • Thought provoking.

    4
    By Jairo A.
    Outliers is a very good book that is easy to read. I love how Gladwell is able to engage the reader and is very skilled at writing. Outliers provides great concepts regarding the background success of famous people such as Bill Gates. By the end of the book the reader will have a newfound understanding at what it takes to succeed.
  • Interesting Read

    4
    By tookieman14
    This is a good read and the facts are woven together like a mystery novel. As a professional who looks for patterns, it is fun to speculate on the information presented by the author.