The Story of Success
Little, Brown and Company, 9780316017923, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 18, 2008
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/17/2008)
Hardcover, Large Print (11/18/2008)
Paperback, Vietnamese (1/1/2011)
Paperback, Japanese (1/1/2014)
Paperback, Korean (1/1/2009)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2011)
Paperback, Chinese (11/1/2009)
Paperback, Vietnamese (5/1/2013)
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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Praise For Outliers: The Story of Success…
"The explosively entertaining Outliers might be Gladwell's best and most useful work yet...There are both brilliant yarns and life lessons here: Outliers is riveting science, self-help, and entertainment, all in one book."—Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"No other book I read this year combines such a distinctive prose style with truly thought-provoking content. Gladwell writes with a high degree of dazzle but at the same time remains as clear and direct as even Strunk or White could hope for."—Atlanta Journal Constitution