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Outliers: The Story of Success

Format:  Paperback,

309 pages

Publisher: Little Brown & Co

Publish Date: Jun 2011

ISBN-13: 9780316017930

ISBN-10: 0316017930

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There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking "around" them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.
In "The Tipping Point" Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In "Blink" he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.

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Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Publish Date: Jun 2011
ISBN-13: 9780316017930
ISBN-10: 0316017930
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 309
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Gladwell, Malcolm

Malcolm Gladwell, non-fiction writer and journalist, was born in England on Sept 3, 1963. He was raised in rural Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in History. Gladwell was previously a business and science reporter for the Washington Post and is currently a staff writer with the New Yorker magazine. He is well-known for his three New York Times bestselling books: Blink, The Tipping Point, and Outliers. His writing is often a product of sociology and psychology with implications for the social sciences and business. Gladwell became a successful public speaker after writing his best-selling books.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2008-10-01)

Let's cut to the chase and say that all libraries should buy this book, if only because people will be asking for it. Gladwell, New Yorker staff writer, TEDTalks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) personality, and author of the best sellers The Tipping Point and Blink, has, well, reached a tipping point in the consciousness of observers of popular culture. Following a format similar to his previous books, Gladwell glom's onto an apparent phenomenon--in this case people who seem significantly different from other people, whether for good or for ill--and offers what we're all apparently supposed to believe are startlingly logical explanations for why they stand out. Gladwell's reasons have largely to do with things like where they come from and what month they were born in. It's all very readable, but not particularly surprising. No matter, libraries will need to acquire it.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 7/08.] - Ellen Gilbert, Princeton, NJ

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2009-02-01)

Internationally best-selling author Gladwell (The Tipping Point) presents a fascinating analysis of the factors that lead to success, delving into the backgrounds of business leaders, athletes, artists, and musicians to reveal how their culture, circumstance, timing, birth, and luck have all played a key role in their success. While listeners may need some time to adjust to the author's gravelly, breaking-voice narration, this popular analysis geared toward the mass market nevertheless provides an important contribution to the factors impacting human potential. Recommended for academic psychology collections and larger public libraries.

- Dale Farris, Groves, TX

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. Regarded by many as the most gifted and influential author and journalist in America today, Gladwell has the rare ability to connect with audiences of tremendously varied interests. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print.

Now, Gladwell's landmark investigations into the world around us are collected together for the first time. Beautifully repackaged and redesigned, with newly added illustrations throughout each book, COLLECTED is a perfect treasury of prose and provocation for Gladwell fans old and new.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by This book may change the way you look at success Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell is a great book that looks at what makes individuals successful. The book argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking at an individuals family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. The author presents a new way of looking at why people may or may not become successful. I very much enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.Thank you for reading my review. 04/11/2014
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