Outliers is Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book. You might remember Mr. Gladwell from his best sellers and highly insightful and enjoyable reads The Tipping Point and Blink. Outliers definitely continues in that trend.
In Outliers Gladwell explores what makes companies and individuals wildly successful. Gladwell writes, “It’s not enough to ask what successful people are like, in other words. It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn’t.”
After examining everything from Korean Airlines to Bill Gates to the Beatles to rice farmers in Guangzhou, Malcolm concludes that, “The people at the very top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.”
Outliers is worth reading simply for the entertaining stories of success alone. Combine that with great research and application and you have a book filled with meaningful conlusions that encourage the development of our full potential in life.
Pick this one up!