Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers

Who?

Business people and people that enjoy intellectual media.

When?

Just put it in your queue above Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey.

Why?

It might change the way you think about building to success.

Best Quote

Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.

Review

Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers was good enough that I have now read it twice, which is unusual for me because I have such a large reading list.

In his book, Gladwell examines many aspects that work together to create the outliers that become truly great. What does it take to be Michael Phelps, Bill Gates, or another high performer?

  1. Putting in 10,000 hours on that task.
  2. Being born at just the right time.
  3. Being in the right group of people.
  4. Being in a field that does not lock you out.
  5. And more of course.

Last Word

Mostly, I find this book fascinating. I believe that Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin is a book better suited to applying to your daily life. Nonetheless, Outliers is a great book that I believe it well worth the read.

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