On this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the most efficient 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 persons are like, and too little attention to where they’re from: that may be, their culture, their circle of relatives, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be an excellent 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 which will concurrently delight and remove darkness from.