20. March 2016 · Comments Off on Review: Outliers: The Story of Success · Categories: Uncategorized

Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you were a fan of 2005’s Freakonomics by Dubner and Levitt, you’ll enjoy this compilation of examples of how successful people might or might not have had some amazing opportunities and circumstances that led to enhanced success. Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell delves into anecdotes of famous personalities such as Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Robert Oppenheimer. He explores how hockey players’ birthdates correlate with their successes and likelihood of making it all the way to the pros.

But Gladwell contends that it’s a bit more than just being in the right place at the right time. There’s also an element of hard work. The second half of the book takes a look at the work ethic of successful people and groups.

Gladwell’s use of data to support his claims help solidify his assertions.

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