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Outliers: The Story of Success (Unabridged)

by Malcolm Gladwell

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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.

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3 strikes in a row!

After "Tipping Point" and "Blink" I am once again glued to my "earphones" ingesting this wonderful book filled with unexpected findings.

Gladwell's insight doesn't disappoint

Once again, Gladwell has an entertaining way to provide background and analysis for current trends that we've all been observing but not fully understanding. At seven hours it's a bit long but an hour a day at the gym and you''l have it consumed within two weeks.

Great for parents, entrepreneurs

The most personal book that Gladwell has created also may be the best. If you are a parent (as I am) then this book is even more relevant. Gladwell gives his ideas about how culture, legacy and environment supplement hard work to directly influence success. I enjoyed the case studies he provided. I've read Blink and Tipping Point and found this to be the most enjoyable. I found the content highly compatible with Seth Godin's "The Dip"

Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Published: 2008
  • Category: Nonfiction
  • Provider: Hachette Audio
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