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Learn what sets high achievers apart from Bill Gates to the Beatles in thisbestseller 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 bandBrilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate

14 thoughts on “Outliers: The Story of Success (English Edition)

  1. Rosa Frei Rosa Frei says:

    The author Malcolm Gladwell, a journalist and writer, reveals on the basis of very interesting examples Bill Gates, The Beatles, etc what it takes to become successful The often mentioned ten thousand hours of practice work is just one factor But the real reason why some people succeed, while others don t are a combination of ability, opportunity, and utterly arbitrary advantage Among the opportunities and arbitrary advantages are for example Born at the right time in the year, at the right time in history, in the right city, by the right parents, going by chance to the right university no, its not the best university, just the right one , having the right cultural background Jew, Asian, etc , and many others.This compulsively readable, brilliant written book explains in a straightforward approach what success is really based on Why is this important Gladwell My wish with Outliers is that it makes us understand how much of a group project success is When outliers become outliers it is not just because of their own efforts It s because of the contributions of lots of different people and lots of different circumstances, and that means that we, as a society, have control about who succeeds and how many of us succeed than we think.I have read many books about success Outliers is my favorite so far Another great book about success, that I really loved was Bounce Mozart, Federer, Picasso, and the Science of Success by Matthew Syed.

  2. Alex Cio Alex Cio says:

    Malcolm Gladwell describes in this book different ways how people were successful.Throughout the book he explains the ways of different popular people in different working areas.Mainly the book tells to practice something hard to get a master in it The 10 000h rule.But it also tells you that it is about the opportunities you will have different scenarios for different people And everybody with a different skillset.It helped me to understand that you shouldn t be focusing on the stories that others had before, because you cannot repeat them and put them on your life You should focus on your environment, try to practice what you do over and over again and be attentive at your opportunities

  3. Mart Mart says:

    Es werden etliche Aussagen in Frage gestellt, die immer wie selbstverst ndlich gemacht werden, wenn es um Gr nde f r au erordentliche Lebensl ufe geht Sehr gut zu lesen, da interessant geschrieben Leider werden die Aussagen zu oft nicht durch statistisch stabile Daten belegt, sondern durch das Schildern von Einzelf llen die auch Zufall sein k nnten Dennoch ein durch und durch lesenswertes Buch

  4. hometrainer-tests.de Customer hometrainer-tests.de Customer says:

    Like always, gladwell doesnt fail to deliver an effective story To most People, the bottomline is obvious One is not a product of self alone but also surroundings But the details that knit the story together are engaging and. Orderly Reading his books is a pleasure Im glad this one had a bottomline as opposed to talking to strangers and blink.

  5. Eichkorn710 Eichkorn710 says:

    Die Kern Idee des Buches ist gut und wird mit vielen Beispielen unterst tzt Allerdings k nnte das Buch meines Erachtens etwas kompakter geschrieben sein, ohne inhaltlich einzub en

  6. J. Kimbrough J. Kimbrough says:

    Gladwell has a writing style that I and many others enjoy reading In his 3rd book on sociological psychology themes, he explores Outliers those extraordinary individuals who lie outside the statistical norm His main premise stated in his own words the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways other cannot His book is divided into 2 parts using his trademark style of presentation of vignettes and short case studies of personages.Part I Opportunity Innate ability combined with chance to develop practice it where other people do not.Part 2 Legacy growing up in the proper supportive environment to further support the thesis from part 1This is not his best work, but an overall good effort compared to his other 2 books I have readBlink The Power of Thinking Without Thinkingwhich are much better It is pretty much common sense that people who are born with an innate ability, have the proper environment to grow up in, a certain amount of luck or Chance and work hard becomes successful people or in his book the real Outliers.If you like Gladwell s writing style, this is another one of his fine books to read.

  7. Md Rashad Al Hasan Rony Md Rashad Al Hasan Rony says:

    In one word entertaining Malcolm Gladwell trys show different actual indicators of success rather than conventional indicators which are often not fit for even general cases I like the shape of the book, you can easily carry this book even in a small bag while travelling.

  8. D. Bookshelf D. Bookshelf says:

    Outliers is a good book It has some very interesting insights like the 10 000 hours rule The way Malcolm Gladwell writes is very comfortable to read and to follow his thoughts On the other hand it did not fully reached my expectations I expected to become familiar with success key factors which I can adopt But I think that s what the book is going to tell you There are a lot of external influences an no key factor to follow I am glad I read the book.

  9. Spectrum314k Spectrum314k says:

    Having read lots of favourable reviews, I was extremely disappointed The book essentially argues against the notion that people are born to succeed If you believe that success is a bit complicated than that, you may be in for a tedious time ahead as it laboriously tries to convince you against something you never thought in the first place There is simply not enough here for a book and so the material is stretched out, presenting points that would be common sense to most people seemly expecting the result to be paradigm shifting revelations to the reader It circles around the same points approaching from a variety of angles, while ignoring any counter arguments you feel should be addressed.Despite being reported as being inspiring it s literally on the front page , it s hard to see why The book argues the point that success can be largely attributed to a person s circumstances As most of these are out with anyone s control e.g the time of year you are born, I struggle to see how anyone could be inspired The best I can imagine is that someone will feel better that they were not the next success because of factors beyond their control.The book tries to make its point by cherry picking studies and examples that will help prove his point I found one response from authors of a study stating that they thought that Gladwell had misinterpreted and oversimplified their findings and I strongly suspect they were not alone It presents a series of anecdotes and hypotheses as to why a trend was observed My issue is that these hypotheses, that are all in keeping with the central theme of the book, are presented as if they were facts, when they are anything but There is no attempt to give a balanced discussion, exploring arguments, studies or examples not in keeping with the oversimplified central point Let s be clear, this method of starting with a point you want to make and then working backwards finding evidence to prove your view is journalism, not science Gladwell can dress it up as much as he likes with statistics and citations, but don t be fooled, this is not how anyone with any scientific credentials works Within a few pages I realised I was not reading a book by an expert in the field attempting to make their work accessible to the public, this was written by someone who could write a good story, but had little or no understanding of the scientific method The book reads like an extended magazine article, perhaps not surprisingly as I was later to find out that the author is indeed a magazine writer.You will not learn how to be successful by reading this book You will not be better informed about what makes someone successful At best this is a thought piece with a few discussion points worthy of a conversation at your next dinner party and others may enjoy the idea that they could have been as successful as The Beatles or as rich as Bill Gates if they had just been in the right place at the right time Just a shame that it s not true I didn t enjoy this book but than that, I was incensed by it This is journalism A pseudoscience stretched out magazine article masquerading as an evidence based insight into success written by a modern day snake oil salesman who has bought into his own hype.

  10. J C Mitchinson J C Mitchinson says:

    Basically, this book reveals that people don t gain success through talent and hard work alone rather they have other, often hidden, advantages These can be cultural, social, financial, and circumstantial It also suggests that talent advantages 10000 hours of practice unusual success This is demonstrated by a set of examples The Beatles, Bill Gates etc.Things I liked Interesting to read the stories of how various people came to success Well written Somewhat vindicating for those of us who already knew the dice were loadedReservations How is this a revelation I felt a bit like this was written for people who are themselves pretty advantaged If come from a lowly background, with little money or good social connections etc, you KNOW that these things disadvantage you, and you KNOW that those who get ahead, do so because of these advantages There was no follow through I was expecting and hoping for a but if you don t have these advantages, you can still do X, Y But there was nothing So if you aren t advantaged, you end up feeling a bit flat at the end.Summary Worth a read

  11. Stiven Skyrah Stiven Skyrah says:

    Gladwell argues that success is tightly married to opportunity and time on task He states that it takes approximately 10,000 hours to master something and that gives me comfort It helps me feel better about my many failures at initial attempts to master things like glazing pottery, algebra, Salsa dancing, skiing and sewing to name a few I kept thinking, I ve just got to put in hours if I want to do better.While I can see a different way of spinning the data provided to support Gladwell s argument, I didn t care In a rare moment, I found myself not wanting to argue Instead, I found myself reflecting on things that have felt like lucky opportunities in my own life This reflection was very humbling.Moreover, I felt the text tugging at the need for greater equity What could all the people with limited opportunities do if given greater opportunities Think Darfur How many people who might have come up with the cure for pancreatic cancer been forced to spend their time standing in lines waiting for clean water or food My own personal experience as a teacher of refugees reflects Gladwell s primary thesis Many of my refugee students are pre literate They have not been given the opportunity to gain a formal education As a result, there are many well intended, but misinformed people who place these students in special education courses or deem their I.Q low, diminishing their opportunities even .The students I teach are hungry for skills and spend hours outside of class practising They make huge gains despite earlier opportunities denied them While many will not go on to big colleges out of high school, I feel like given enough opportunity and time they could make it there Sadly, many have families who depend on them to work to help financially support the family Yet, another limited opportunity to spend time focused on developing skills In the past week, I have shared Gladwell s thesis with my students We have applied the 10,000 hours to master a task to reading and writing I remind students that if we don t get our 10,000 hours this year together, they must continue on their own I remind them that it IS possible to move forward if they are focused and keep adding hours of work to their reading and writing We even write on the board how many hours left before we are masters.2 hours down, only 9,998 left to go.Friday, I had a student from Somalia smile and ask, So it s not true that white people are smarter than black Africans They just get chances to read Imagine my pleasure when I could respond, YES That s correct You are just as smart as any white kid in this school It s just that some of them have been reading for years and you are just getting started.Thank you for your work Gladwell, it is salient in today s political conversation surrounding education especially for our most vulnerable students who have been given the fewest opportunities.

  12. tallmanbaby tallmanbaby says:

    At heart this is a cracking set of essays around the theme of achieving excellence, and despite the technical basis and dry subject it manages to read like a thriller The author also flatters and draws in the reader with well chosen examples.However, when you step back and think about it, despite the strength of the individual elements the book as a whole is probably not the game changer it sets out to be.

  13. GoldenHen GoldenHen says:

    To be honest, I still don t get the point of this book Chapter after chapter, the same statement is made, that success in life is to do with where you come from than with anything else So what Are we supposed to become all defaitist about this now, as we cannot really influence our fate in life As so often in american books of this type, it is dense in quoting from all sorts of random research, which makes it at times tiring to read Anecdotes that may or may not be convincing provide for some relaxed reading, but the author s conclusions if any are often not convincing So the Chinese are better at maths because they have an easier system of naming their numbers And why does that then all of a sudden apply to all Asians, even though not all Asian languages share the same feature I just don t see what the hype about this book is about.

  14. Paul Walsh Paul Walsh says:

    Brilliant book for exemplifying patterns in human behaviour I am not reading it in order to look at improving the odds of success in life not as a sociologist or psychologist..and I find it very gripping and the evidence against the examples is brilliant I take each chapter as a chapter of learning but the sort of learning which implants itself in your mind instead of needing to try and take it all in It is written in a way that the knowledge provided naturally settles in your mind Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking at success, improving odds, running a business, psychology, sociology