Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success
By Malcolm Gladwell
Little, Brown & Co., 2008. 309 pgs. Nonfiction

Malcolm Gladwell has a true talent for finding topics relevant to our daily lives and explaining them in an entirely new and intriguing way. In Outliers he delves into what makes individuals exceptional. He describes the circumstances surrounding the rise of Bill Gates, the Beatles, and Mozart and why those circumstances in part produced the success those individuals enjoyed. Gladwell also introduces ideas on how the American education system is failing to create such situations and impeding the success of our coming generation.

I always love reading Gladwell’s books and Outliers is no exception. I always walk away with a lot to think about and a somewhat different opinion of myself and the world around me.


1 comment:

steve cunningham said...

I agree - Gladwell gives us so much to think and talk about with each of his books. Success just might not be what it seems!