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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
$31.00(NZD)  inc GST
Description
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.
Reviews

A fizzingly entertaining and enlighting book' -- Daily Mail

'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' --Guardian

'You will never again think as you did before about [success] ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover' --A.C. Grayling, The Times

'Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information to illustrate his thesis ... Outliers challenges accepted wisdom' --FT

'Malcolm Gladwell is a cerebral and jaunty writer, with an unusual gift for making the complex seem simple' --Observer

'Makes geniuses look a bit less special, and the rest of us a bit more so' --Time

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141036250
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : June 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Malcolm Gladwell
  • : English
  • : 324