About the Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell is the writer of five New York Times bestsellers, The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content firm that creates the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both unseen and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a broad range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and praised as one of Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers.
About The Book:
In this extraordinary new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure through the world of "outliers", the best and the sharpest, the most famous and the most successful.
He asks the question: what makes high-achievers unique?
He answers that we give too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their society, their tribe, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way, he illustrates the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be an outstanding soccer player, why Asians are better at math, and what made the Beatles the incredible rock band.
In this book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at the lives of extraordinary people – those that have accomplished so much more than everyone else – and he names these people Outliers. He delves deep into their life story to attempt to understand what is it that made them so prosperous and what allowed them to attain such high levels in their field of art or expertise.
One of the pleasures of Gladwell’s writing is the way he explains complex theories using everyday illustrations. In Outliers, he makes the case that success is occasionally shaped by the smallest factors. It's an interesting book that makes you look at successful people oppositely and if you have read and enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s different books, then you are going to enjoy this book furthermore.
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