Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell Reviews
Description:ISBN 1846141214 / Genre: Politics / Society / Philosophy / Author: Malcolm Gladwell / Hardcover / 256 Pages / Book is published ... more
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Outliers: The Story of Success
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by - written on 05/04/12 (Very useful, 9 readings)
Having recently read one of Gladwell's other books, 'Blink'. I was looking forward to reading this as the style of writing that Gladwell uses is very accessible and he presents the findings of research in a way that is a pleasure to read. Outliers is a fascinating book, but the title 'the story of success' may mislead people into thinking its a self-help book which you could argue it is but definitely not in the conventional sense. The arguments presented in the book focuses on specific examples of successful people and organisations (outliers- as they are the most extreme examples and don't represent the average). One prominent example ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/04/10 (Very useful, 149 readings)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AN INTRIGUING INTERVIEW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have previously had a bash at reading business and self-improvement type books such as "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" (Covey), "Getting To Yes" (Fisher & Ury) and "Good To Great" (Jim Collins) but without much enthusiasm and with varying degrees of success. Most times, it was out of some half-baked idea that I was "supposed" to read that sort of stuff to give me an edge in my job, but, as with most things, I got out of them what I put in - which, admittedly, was not much. As such, Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/04/10 (Very useful, 11 readings)
Malcom Gladwell's Outliers is a look at the story of success and is the most recent release from the author after his critically and publicly acclaimed 'The Tipping Point'. Illuminating and extremely interesting, the book presents an original and thought-provoking framework for looking at personal success - suggesting that the relative success of an individual is a product more of the environment in which he/she is raised. The book looks at how the year in which a person is born, the area, the family they are bought up by and the people that are around them throughout their key developmental stages and opportunities shape what a person becomes far more than ... Read the complete review