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Outliers: The Story of Success

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9780316017923
$27.99

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.

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Author:
Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN-10:
0316017922
Pages:
309
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Publication Date:
November 19, 2008
Binding:
Hardcover