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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.

Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published on November 18, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN-10: 0316017922
ISBN-13: 9780316017923
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  • adubov
    adubovFriday, June 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm
    I really liked this book because of its stories.For example, it talked about how in junior hockey leagues, children born around the beginning of the year have a lot larger chance of becoming pro players than kids born towards the end of the year. It was very entertaining and i give it 9/10.