9780316017930

Outliers : The Story of Success

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  • ISBN13:

    9780316017930

  • ISBN10:

    0316017930

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/7/2011
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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Summary

In this stunning investigation of success, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a journey through the world of "outliers"-the best, brightest, and most famous-asking the question: what makes high-achievers different? Gladwell argues that in order to solve this riddle we must focus on the contributing elements aroundthe successful-their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way, he explains what the Beatles and Bill Gates share in common, the reason you've never heard of the smartest man in the world, why almost no star hockey players are born in the fall, and why Columbian and South Korean airplane pilots are more likely to crash. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliersis a landmark work that will transform the way we understand success.

Author Biography

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of three other books, The Tipping Point, Blink, and What the Dog Saw, all of which are New York Times bestsellers. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, prior to which he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science and also served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. Gladwell was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Roseto Mystery "These people were dying of old age. That's it."p. 3
Opportunity
The Matthew Effect "For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath." - Matthew 25:29p. 15
The 10,000-Hour Rule "In Hamburg, we had to play for eight hours."p. 35
The Trouble with Geniuses, Part 1 "Knowledge of a boy's IQ is of little help if you are faced with a formful of clever boys."p. 69
The Trouble with Geniuses, Part 2 "After protracted negotiations, it was agreed that Robert would be put on probation,"p. 91
The Three Lessons of Joe Flom "Mary got a quarter."p. 116
Legacy
Harlan, Kentucky "Die like a man, like your brother did!"p. 161
The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes "Captain, the weather radar has helped us a lot."p. 177
Rice Paddies and Math Tests "No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich."p. 224
Marita's Bargain "All my friends now are from KIPP."p. 250
Epilogue
A Jamaican Story "If a progeny of young colored children is brought forth, these are emancipated."p. 270
Notesp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
Indexp. 301
Reading Group Guidep. 311
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Enjoyable and enlightening Textbook April 2, 2011
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This textbook should be read by everyone who wonders why some people succeed without apparent effort and others make great efforts and get nowhere. It helps to identify the hidden factors that affect everyone in their quest for success. Some cannot be overcome others may be but knowing of their existence helps salve the pains of the downtrodden, the book came very quickly and in good condition, thanks to ecampus.
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