Outliers (Paperback)

Malcolm Gladwell


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. Gladwell examines how the careers of Bill Gates and the performance of world-class football players are alike; 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. Like "Blink", this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Product Details

  • Product code: AADNU
  • ISBN: 9780141036250
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Wed Jun 24 00:00:00 BST 2009
  • Book points: 7

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I read this book for a school project for my economics class, and I loved it. It tells many success stories about outlying people in our world, and how they got to where they are today. Discussing opportunity and legacy, this book is a must-read for people who are curious about what makes a good success story, and why some are luckier than others.

J , Tue Mar 13 17:48:02 GMT 2018

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