The Story of Success

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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answe ...Continua
Luechen Chen
Ha scritto il 01/08/13




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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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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