Outliers (Book Review)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:33:58 am by Dustin
Filed under Book Review, Fun, General

Full Title: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN: 978-0-316-01792-3
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Summary: Malcolm answers the questions of how truly successful become that way. Ben Franklin rose from virtually nothing, for instance, to sit with kings. Outliers explains how people in Franklin’s position do work hard but also get very lucky, come from the right family, and in some cases born in to ‘correct’ month.

What I thought: After reading The Tipping Point, I was a bit reluctant to grab another Gladwell book but I tried anyway. I found this text quite interesting though. The examples used clearly construed how a person not only truly needs to work their butt off to get ahead but also needs to get really really lucky.