2008 . Non-fiction, Business & Finance, Self Help . Malcolm Gladwell
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.
Little, Brown and Company
0316017922 (ISBN13: 9780316017923)
2 months ago
Great book. Interesting perspectives on how success is created. Recommended for especially entrepreneurs. Though Malcom Gladwell is being a bit too inductive in proving his arguments throughout the book.
3 months ago
Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
4 months ago
7 months ago
Great read. Not challenging but very interesting.
9 months ago
Sjove tanker og Gladwell når han er virkelig god
1 year ago
Succes = tilfældighed! Sjove insights og cases om umiddelbart “succesfulde” menneskers vej til succes (disclaimer; det er ofte fucking random og “heldige” omstændigheder)
2 years ago
Take it with a grain of salt but some very interesting ideas about how to become truly great at something