Outliers : The Story of Success
This is a brilliant new book from the bestselling author of "The Tipping Point" and "Blink". 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.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 154 x 234 x 34mm | 557.92g
- 18 Nov 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd
- ALLEN LANE
- London, United Kingdom
"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..."Outliers" represents a new kind of book for Gladwell...It is almost a manifesto."--New York Times Book Review "David Leonhardt "
About Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. In 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of two books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000) and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), both of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.