Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers

The Story of Success

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ISBN10: 0316017922 ISBN13: 9780316017923 Publisher: Little Brown & Co Published: Nov 18 2008 Pages: 320 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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Learn what sets high achievers apart -- from Bill Gates to the Beatles -- in this #1 bestseller from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review).

In this stunning 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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