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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success


By (author) Malcolm Gladwell

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  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 28mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 19 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0316017922
  • ISBN 13: 9780316017923
  • Sales rank: 16,387

Product description

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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Author information

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.

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."..The explosively entertaining "Outliers" might be [Gladwell's] best and most useful work yet...there are both brilliant yarns and life lessons here: "Outliers "is riveting science, self-help, and entertainment, all in one book.-A." Gregory Kirschling, "Entertainment Weekly""