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Outliers: The Story of Success

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Malcolm Gladwell

7 Hours 18 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

November 2008

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There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.

In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.

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  • Oana Roxana R

    It is the first book downloaded in my audiobooks account, and I can tell you that it was an amazing experience: the content, the subject, the narration.

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  • Emily W

    I think this book starts off pretty well but there were points that I felt like could have been expanded on a bit more. Some of the outcomes of outliers seemed pretty clear and then at other points I felt like there were examples just thrown in that weren't really explained very well. I also thought this book lacked diversity in the examples and tended to favor certain groups, languages, etc. I understood the concepts and what the author was trying to get across but it would have been nice to learn about more non-white male examples of outliers. They're out there, it's just up to authors to make an effort and priority to find them.

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  • Darwinson V

    Great read and the narrator was amazing.

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  • Carmen Victoria U

    The greatest book I\'ve ever read.

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  • Adrian U

    Very great read, dives you into the lives of the successful and their progressive opportunity management. It is full of great knowledge and very easy to comprehend.

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  • Aik Okaro

    Great read and very thoughtful. I am glad I was not disappointed.

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  • Sam Elliott

    Great read! Highly recommend! A book that will definitely leave you thinking in a different way.

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  • Dan Dunlap

    Insightful and thought provoking; an excellent read from a very creative author.

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  • Anonymous

    book looks at how social circumstances can make a person's success. It briefly looks at the person's influence/effort. The book is heavily leaned to a liberal bias.

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  • Mark Kremer

    in a typical Malcolm Gladwell Gladwell fashion, "Outliers" offers intriguing insight into what makes outstanding achievers... outstanding achievers. The assertions of the book are not obvious and counter intuitive, supported by a wide range of prior academic research, and brought to bare with convincing example. Though some of the claims, like the "10,000 hours magic", sound suspiciously elegant, the principal of the arguments stands. In retrospect, "Outliers" helped me understand the outstanding people that I had the good fortune to work with, and furthermore the ones that were expected to stand out and did not. The narration, by Malcolm him very self, like his writing style was clear and effective.

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