Outliers: The Story of Success
|Rating||:||4.49 (863 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||309 Pages|
The new Greg Mortenson greg farnum I found this book to be very amusingalthough I am not really sure what it us about? I guess it is supposed to tell us what it takes to be successful.and I guess the answer is a pretty good line of B.S. That is Malcolm Gladwell' s talent and he is very good at it.Malcolm, have you ever been to Japan? Have you ever stepped foot into a rice paddy? His notions about how complex and time consuming a rice field is, are pure. Great book amazonbuyer12 In this book, the Outliers, I mostly enjoyed how the author, Malcolm Gladwell, found interesting facts or details that contributes to an individual becoming successful or an outlier. For example, Gladwell looks at,”Demographic Luck” (a.k.a the effect of one’s birth date). Gladwell shows that your birth date can affect whether or not you make a sports team or become smarter than someone else. I enjoye. My personal review What the author did with the book is what i liked about it.For example is where he tells us how the date of birth determines if you are going to be good in sports. Another example is where IQ isn't about everything you need to be smart. Like i was saying with the IQ it just doesn't always require an high IQ to be smart for example a layer you just don't need a hi IQ buts also a fast moving thinker so you can back up t
Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.. 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. 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
Best of the Month, November 2008: Now that he's gotten us talking about the viral life of ideas and the power of gut reactions, Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers: why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential? Challenging our cherished belief of the "self-made man," he makes the democratic assertion that superstars don't arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: "they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot.