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 & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316017930
  • ISBN 13: 9780316017930
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 2,067

Product description

In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. Regarded by many as the most gifted and influential author and journalist in America today, Gladwell has the rare ability to connect with audiences of tremendously varied interests. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print. Now, Gladwell's landmark investigations into the world around us are collected together for the first time. Beautifully repackaged and redesigned, with newly added illustrations throughout each book, COLLECTED is a perfect treasury of prose and provocation for Gladwell fans old and new.

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Author information

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of three other books, The Tipping Point, Blink, and What the Dog Saw, all of which are New York Times bestsellers. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, prior to which he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science and also served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. Gladwell was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.

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By Librarian Lavender 19 Feb 2014 5

Outliers is an interesting book to read, to see a different story behind success. It's important when you were born, where you were born, in which social class and if there are ideal circumstances. What also matters is perseverance. A success story isn't just one person's story alone, there are other factors involved, always. That is what Malcolm Gladwell wants to reveal in this book, the other story behind someone's success.
I liked this book. The author is a good storyteller and I enjoyed reading every single chapter. He covers many different subjects, ranging from people who have made billions to people who are extremely smart and airplane crashes. It's versatile and entertaining.

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"In the vast world of nonfiction writing, Malcolm Gladwell is as close to a singular talent as exists today...Outliers is a pleasure to read and leaves you mulling over its inventive theories for days afterward." -- New York Times Book Review "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." -- Entertainment Weekly "No other book I read this year combines such a distinctive prose style with truly thought-provoking content. Gladwell writes with a high degree of dazzle but at the same time remains as clear and direct as even Strunk or White could hope for." -- Atlanta Journal Constitution