NYT #1 Non-Fiction – December 7, 2008 – 10 weeks
- Quote: Egalitarian Dream
- Quote: Exploiting Opportunities
- Talent + Opportunity = Success
- Quote: Practice makes Expert
- Quote: Expertise = 10,000 hours
- Quote: Age Bias in Kindergarten
- Vocabulary: outlier
Book InfoOutliers: The Story of Success
Publisher: Little, Brown
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.
Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.