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    DescriptionFrom the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. "Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain". (Guardian). "Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ...he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure." (Observer). "He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius". (The Times). Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. His first book The Tipping Point captured the world's attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects. His other international bestselling books are Outliers, which looks at the stories of exceptional individuals and reveals the secrets of their success, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and What The Dog Saw, a collection of his most provocative and entertaining New Yorker pieces.


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    Title
    Outliers
    Subtitle
    The Story of Success
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcolm Gladwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141036250
    ISBN 10: 0141036257
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP, JMH
    DC22: 158
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000, SOC026000, FAM027000
    DC22: 177.2
    Thema V1.0: JMH, VSP
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell was born in 1963 in England to a Jamaican mother and an English mathematician father. He grew up in Canada and graduated with a degree in history from the University of Toronto in 1984. From 1987 to 1996, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, 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 magazine. His curiosity and breadth of interests are shown in New Yorker articles ranging over a wide array of subjects including early childhood development and the flu, not to mention hair dye, shopping and what it takes to be cool. His first book The Tipping Point captured the world's attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects, and the phrase has become part of our language, used by writers, politicians and business people everywhere to describe cultural trends and strange phenomena. 'His other international bestselling books are Blink, which explores how a snap judgement can be far more effective than a cautious decision, and What The Dog Saw, a collection of his most provocative and entertaining New Yorker pieces.
    Review quote
    You will never again think as you did before about [success] ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover The Times Malcolm Gladwell is a cerebral and jaunty writer, with an unusual gift for making the complex seem simple Observer Makes geniuses look a bit less special, and the rest of us a bit more so Time Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information to illustrate his thesis ... Outliers challenges accepted wisdom FT