- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK (1 August 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141036257
- ISBN-13: 978-0141036250
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 317 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outliers: The Story of Success Paperback – Aug 2013
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You will never again think as you did before about [success] ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover (The Times)
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Makes geniuses look a bit less special, and the rest of us a bit more so (Time)
Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information to illustrate his thesis ... Outliers challenges accepted wisdom (FT)
About the Author
Malcolm T. Gladwell, born on September 3, 1963 is an English-Canadian journalist, speaker and bestselling author of five books. He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Toronto in 1984. His books and articles often deal with the unforeseen implications of research in social sciences and often make use of extended academic work, especially in the fields of psychology, sociology and social psychology.
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One realizes that while individual talent does have a role in success but it is not the only determinant and the environment which consists of everything from the family that you are born into, the time you are born (if you were born in 1910s then by the time you were of working age, US was in depression which had an influence on your career), the university/college that you go to can all contribute to your success.
Like Pandit Nehru said, "Life is like a game of cards. The hand that you are dealt with is determinism and how you play that hand is free will"...
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