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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Shannon's Review - Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Title: Outliers
Series: N/A
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Genre: Psychology, Non-Fiction
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Received: Purchased
Release Date: November 2008
Pages: 309
Shannon’s  Thoughts:

The Outliers is a look at what author Malcolm Gladwell thinks make a person successful. Gladwell talks about family, location and time of being born.  These are all subjects that define us to the point whether we struggle getting the success or stuck at the bottom.

I thought the first half of Outliers was interesting as Gladwell talks about months and years people are born that may factor into a person success.  

I was more or less bored reading the second half which discussed families, and locations that define how hard you are going to work to be successful.  I also did not agree some of the facts discussed in the second half.

Outliers is an interesting read.  I picked it because some of the other books I had been reading mentioned it.   I would be interested in some of Gladwell’s other books.    


Official Site of Malcolm Gladwell

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I remember enjoying reading this book-I like Gladwell's writing but I can't remember many specifics about this book.