Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success

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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: 18 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0316017922
  • ISBN 13: 9780316017923
  • Sales rank: 16,676

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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.

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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""