Summary of Outliers

The Story of Success

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Outliers book summary
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice – and be born in the right place and time.

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9 Overall

8 Importance

8 Innovation

10 Style

Recommendation

Malcolm Gladwell writes so well that this book seems to race along, and even to be more persuasive than the evidence he presents might cover. He does a great job of challenging existing notions of where success comes from, and of proposing new models to account for social context and various mitigating factors. He points out many details governing success that often go unnoticed, and provides potential routes for social change and professional excellence. As lovely as it is, Outliers isn’t perfect – it might have been nice to see Gladwell tackle successful people who really don’t fit his model or fields where it doesn’t quite apply – but it is original, useful and fun. getAbstract recommends it to readers who are interested in fresh thinking, in understanding broad social trends or in finding talented individuals who have slipped through the cracks.

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About the Author

Malcolm Gladwell writes for The New Yorker, and is author of The Tipping Point and Blink.


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