Outliers (Digital Audiobook)

The Story of Success

By Malcolm Gladwell, Malcolm Gladwell (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 17, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/7/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (11/18/2008)
Prebound (6/7/2011)
CD-Audio (11/18/2008)
Prebound (6/7/2011)
Hardcover (11/18/2008)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2011)
Paperback, Korean (1/1/2009)
Paperback, Chinese (11/1/2009)
Paperback (8/1/2009)
Hardcover (5/1/2009)
Paperback (11/1/2009)
Paperback (4/1/2010)
Paperback, Vietnamese (5/1/2013)
Paperback, Japanese (1/1/2014)
Paperback, Vietnamese (1/1/2011)


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.

About the Author

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.