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  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141903491
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Outliers

The Story of Success



The No 1 international bestseller

Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?

In his provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.

Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. Like Blink, this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141903491
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five international bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

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Praise for Outliers

You will never again think as you did before about [success] ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover

The Times

Malcolm Gladwell is a cerebral and jaunty writer, with an unusual gift for making the complex seem simple

Observer

Makes geniuses look a bit less special, and the rest of us a bit more so

Time

Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information to illustrate his thesis ... Outliers challenges accepted wisdom

FT

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