Outliers

The Story of Success

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From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.



From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.



Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?



In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined.



He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.



Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique.



'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain'  Guardian



'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure'  Observer



'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius'  The Times



Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. His first book The Tipping Point captured the world's attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects. His other international bestselling books are Outliers, which looks at the stories of exceptional individuals and reveals the secrets of their success, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and What The Dog Saw, a collection of his most provocative and entertaining New Yorker pieces.

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Ha scritto il 01/08/13
一萬小時的努力+順應趨勢+站在浪頭+跟隨熱情=超凡 如同作者描述,把握[機會]並善用特有的[文化]遺澤, 必要時,脫離部分的身分,擺脫傳統的束縛,跳脫框架,創造新格局. 以科學的角度,真是太妙的觀點,我很喜歡!
Ha scritto il 13/08/12
After having read "The tipping point" and "Blink", I could not miss "Outliers - The Story of Success". I was not deluded. We often think that success arises to courageous or lucky people: it's partly true. What Gladwell writes is that success is a co ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/04/12
Amazing book! It will change the way you look at success completely. A must-read
Ha scritto il 26/02/12
A typical american way of thinking.Being wealthy and famous is the only success.
Ha scritto il 11/01/12
A very powerful book to find excuses! ^.^ Somehow make sense, but Malcom failed to explain the story of the success people outside his examples, nor those unsucess people who were born the same period and had worked very hard too.

Ha scritto il Oct 11, 2009, 14:52
It is not easy to be so honest about where we're from. It would be simpler for my mother to portray her success as a straightforward triumph over victimhood, just as it would be simpler to look at Joe Flom and call him the greatest lawyer ever—even t ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 11, 2009, 14:49
How could that be a bad bargain? Everything we have learned in Outliers says that success follows a predictable course. It is not the brightest who succeed. If it were, Chris Langan would be up there with Einstein. Nor is success simply the sum of th ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 11, 2009, 14:48
That's the value of going to school 243 days a year. You have the time to learn everything that needs to be learned—and you have less time to unlearn it.
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Ha scritto il Oct 11, 2009, 14:48
But in Western agriculture, the opposite is true. Unless a wheat- or cornfield is left fallow every few years, the soil becomes exhausted. Every winter, fields are empty. The hard labor of spring planting and fall harvesting is followed, like clockwo ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 08, 2009, 18:48
We sometimes think of being good at mathematics as an innate ability. You either have "it" or you don't. But to Schoenfeld, it's not so much ability as attitude. You master mathematics if you are willing to try. That's what Schoenfeld attempts to tea ...Continua
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