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. 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.
Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
"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."-David Leonhardt, New York Times Book Review
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and the author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and What the Dog Saw. Prior to joining The New Yorker, he was a reporter at the Washington Post. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York.
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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Stuttgart am 22.06.2019
Gladwell has successfully brought some inspiring stories to the readers who are curious at what successful people were doing in the past, what habits they have, etc, from Bill Gates to Korean Airlines.
When outlying might be more or less than pure chance
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Ittigen am 31.08.2009
Malcolm Gladwell has chosen a fascinating approach to analyze successfull people or the way he puts it, people with success. It's at large steakes a matter of opportunities. The perspectives he provides regarding ethnicity, legal policies, IQ, family patterns and time of birth are more than just interesting, they provide an illu...
Malcolm Gladwell has chosen a fascinating approach to analyze successfull people or the way he puts it, people with success. It's at large steakes a matter of opportunities. The perspectives he provides regarding ethnicity, legal policies, IQ, family patterns and time of birth are more than just interesting, they provide an illuminating evidence, that life is a miracle but not as miraculous as many of us think.
If you're curious about life and why things are the way they seem, Outliers will almost certainly provide joy and short evenings to you. Have fun.