Monday, February 1, 2010
Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Recently I received a copy of the bestselling book, Outliers, and devoured it instantaneously. What a pleasure this book is to read - accessible without dumbing down its subject, and interesting with practical, real-life application.
Gladwell's book follows in the same vein as his previous gigantic bestsellers, Blink and The Tipping Point, meaning that he tackles a fascinating subject from several angles - psycholgical, sociological, and so on. With Outliers, he looks at what makes some individuals far more successful than others. In a nutshell, his book asks 'What's their secret?'
The answer to that question isn't simple, but Gladwell guides us through an expanatory process in which we come to understand that it is often the people or circumstances around that success story which make all the difference - perhaps not so much the individual.
Pick up a copy of this book today and perhaps you can glean some secrets of success and use them to your own advantage!