June 7, 2011
June 7, 2011
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 around the 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, Outliers is a landmark work that will transform the way we understand success.
Cultural critic Malcolm Gladwell applies his best trend watching insights and peripatetic methodology to the big question of why some people achieve success and others do not. These Outliers, as he calls them--successful people who stand out from the rest of the crowd--may be business people, artists, athletes, entertainers, scientists, or work in other fields. In a variation of the nature versus nurture debates, Gladwell seeks answers in culture, environment, and upbringing. Without seeking simple formulas, he examines a range of artifacts--IQ tests, for example, and birth-date data--as he digs for answers in a book that draws on psychology, business, and sociology, and which explains difficult concepts in an accessible manner. THE OUTLIERS confirms that Malcolm Gladwell, here a public intellectual, is himself an Outlier.
Genre: Business + Money Management, Psychology, Self Improvement, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Social Psychology, Personal Growth / Success, General
- Genre: Psychology, Social Science, Self Improvement, Business + Money Management
- Subgenre: General, Social Psychology, Personal Growth / Success
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Malcolm Gladwell
- Online Item #: 12831970
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4005
- ISBN: 9780316017930
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported