Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

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Book Info

Outliers: The Story of Success
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN-10: 0316017922
ISBN-13: 978-0316017923
Started: 04/20/2010
Finished: 04/28/2010
Source: Library

Publisher Synopsis
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.

Author Info
Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.

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