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Outliers : The Story of Success

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Why are people successful? For centuries, humankind has grappled with this question, searching for the secret to accomplishing great things. In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an invigorating intellectual journey to show us what makes an extreme overachiever.

He reveals that we pay far too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where successful people are from: their culture, their family, and their generation. Gladwell examines how the careers of Bill Gates and the performance of world-class football players are alike; what top fighter pilots and The Beatles have in common; why so many top lawyers are Jewish; why Asians are good at maths; and why it is correct to say that the mathematician who solved Fermat's Theorem is not a genius.

Just as he did in Blink, Gladwell overturns many of our conventional notions and creates an entirely new model for seeing the world. Brilliant and entertaining, this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 22mm | 221g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0141043024
  • 9780141043029
  • 1,865

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You will never again think as you did before about success ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover The Times
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You will never again think as you did before about success ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover * The Times *
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About Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five international bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer atThe New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people byTime magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.
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Gladwell delves deep into the trends of the competitive advantage and comes up with how outliers are formed. With some astonishing statistics and insight into the �?????????�????????�???????�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢??pigeon holing�?????????�????????�???????�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢?? of, particularly, younger people. Outliers forces you to overcome straight line thinking of culture and analyses the historical and traditional methods of thinking and achievement to explain modern day occurrences. A great book and interesting analysis of how we make assumptions based on small details. It can leave you with more questions than answers but is brilliant in its insight of the path to achievement.show more
by Simon Murphy
Excellent book. Although it has some statistics, it is very well written and reads fluently (English isn't my first langauge). Makes you think about your and other peoples lives and the path you take.show more
by David De Sloovere
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