Outliers: The Story of Success
From the bestselling author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point", Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers: The Story of Success" overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this 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 far 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. "Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain". ("Guardian"). "Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ...he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure". ("Observer"). "He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius". ("The Times"). Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for the "New Yorker" magazine. His first book "The Tipping Point" captured the world's attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects. His other international bestselling books are "Outliers", which looks at the stories of exceptional individuals and reveals the secrets of their success, "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" and "What The Dog Saw", a collection of his most provocative and entertaining "New Yorker" pieces.
A fizzingly entertaining and enlighting book' -- Daily Mail
'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' --Guardian
'You will never again think as you did before about [success] ... This book deserves the gold star that adorns its front cover' --A.C. Grayling, The Times
'Gladwell deploys a wealth of fascinating data and information to illustrate his thesis ... Outliers challenges accepted wisdom' --FT
'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
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. In 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of two books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000) and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), both of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.