Outliers: The Story of Success
Little, Brown, 18 nov. 2008 - 320 pagina's
From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, learn what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatles—in this seminal work†from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review).
In this stunning 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - bookworm12 - LibraryThing
This was the last of Gladwell’s books I hadn’t read. I love the way he approaches a topic and this is one of his best. He discusses Bill Gates & the Beatles, explaining where their advantages came ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - PDCRead - LibraryThing
Another good book by Gladwell, with a series of anecdotes and stories about people who have become extraordinarily successful in their own field. He considers well know people like Bill Gates & Steve ... Volledige review lezen