Outliers: The Story of Success – Pdf download

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Author(s): Malcolm GladwellDownload  

Publish: Published November 18th 2008 by Little, Brown and Company (first published 2008)

ISBN: ISBN 0316017922 (ISBN13: 9780316017923)

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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.

Some Reviews: 427,960 ratings 21,996 reviews in Goodreads.com

Khalid Almoghrabi

Khalid Almoghrabi rated it      
Rethinking of success is what this book offers. giving insight to what we call intelligence and how other factors such as your date of birth and your parents’ doing and work can effect your success. Highly recommended!
Tim Pendry

Tim Pendry rated it     
I would advise being wary of getting over-excited by this book. It is popular social science journalism, distilling the findings of others with just a hint of breathlessness. Yet it still has great value.

As with so many compendia of recent research, the data is shoe-horned into a general thesis which probably grossly over-simplifies the facts of the matter.

Naeem

Naeem rated it      
Recent class discussions have allowed me to amend my previous rave by including a few criticisms. These I discuss at the end of the review.
I have been calling people off the streets to have them listen to the CD version. The book brings out the fascist in me because I wish I could have everyone on the planet read it. Now, today. Why?
First, Gladwell takes on the most pernicious, Mobey Dick of a myth: that genius belongs to and emerges from the individual.
David

David rated it      
Malcom Gladwell tell you several times that success is more than luck… I wish I have read sooner this book. What really struggle me is that sometimes we don’t know that to get from point A to B, there’s a lot of hard work, sacrifice, decisions, and as Gladwell said, even your culture comes into play when it comes to being successful in some particular area in your life.
Here in Mexico people who work too much are classified as nerds/antisocial/weirdos/ you name it.
Marilyn

Marilyn rated it     
Trying to decide on this. I enjoy the first part of the book, however I did become a bit bored as the principles for the successes achieved by people became repetitive. Lots of facts and figures to digest and I found myself thinking a lot about my family in comparisons. Near the end of the book, he gives his family background which ties it all together.

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