Outliers

The Story of Success
By Malcolm Gladwell (Hardcover Book, 2008)
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.

In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.

There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.

In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.

  • Malcolm Gladwell OUTLIERS

  • GREAT PRAISE FOR BLINK:

    "A real pleasure....Brims with surprising insights about our world and ourselves." (Salon.com).

  • "Mr. Gladwell is a gifted storyteller, able to find memorable characters and delightful anecdotes wherever he goes." (Wall Street Journal).

  • "Royally entertaining." (Time).

  • "In the vast world of nonfiction writing, [Malcolm Gladwell] is as close to a singular talent as exists today...[Outliers] is a pleasure to read and leaves you mulling over its inventive theories for days afterward...Outliers represents a new kind of book for Gladwell...It is almost a manifesto." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "...The explosively entertaining Outliers might be [Gladwell's] best and most useful work yet...there are both brilliant yarns and life lessons here: Outliers is riveting science, self-help, and entertainment, all in one book.-A." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

Outliers
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $27.99 US/$30.99 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316017923
  • On Sale Date: 11/18/2008
Outliers