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Brief Description:
Identifies the qualities of successful people, maintaining that culture, family, and idiosyncratic factors can have a decisive impact on shaping high achiever


Brief Description:
Identifies the qualities of successful people, maintaining that culture, family, and idiosyncratic factors can have a decisive impact on shaping high achievers,


Biographical Note:
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the Time 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers.


Marc Notes:
Copyright date 2008.;Readers' pick guide inside--Cover.;Includes bibliographical references and index.;Identifies the qualities of successful people, maintaining that culture, family, and idiosyncratic factors can have a decisive impact on shaping high achievers,


Review Quotes:
"In the vast world of nonfiction writing, Malcolm Gladwell is as close to a singular talent as exists today... Outliers is a pleasure to read and leaves you mulling over its inventive theories for days afterward."-- David Leonhardt, New York Times Book Review


Review Quotes:
"The explosively entertaining Outliers might be Gladwell's best and most useful work yet...There are both brilliant yarns and life lessons here: Outliers is riveting science, self-help, and entertainment, all in one book."-- Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly


Review Quotes:
"No other book I read this year combines such a distinctive prose style with truly thought-provoking content. Gladwell writes with a high degree of dazzle but at the same time remains as clear and direct as even Strunk or White could hope for."-- Atlanta Journal Constitution


Brief Description:
In this landmark work, the author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point" asks what makes high-achievers different? Brilliant and entertaining, "Outliers" is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.


Table of Contents:
Introduction -- The Roseto Mystery These people were dying of old age. That's it. -- Part 1. Opportunity -- 1. The Matthew Effect For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. - Matthew 25:29 -- 2. The 10,000-Hour Rule In Hamburg, we had to play for eight hours. -- 3. The Trouble with Geniuses, Part 1 Knowledge of a boy's IQ is of little help if you are faced with a formful of clever boys. -- 4. The Trouble with Geniuses, Part 2 After protracted negotiations, it was agreed that Robert would be put on probation, -- 5. The Three Lessons of Joe Flom Mary got a quarter. -- Part 2. Legacy -- 6. Harlan, Kentucky Die like a man, like your brother did! -- 7. The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes Captain, the weather radar has helped us a lot. -- 8. Rice Paddies and Math Tests No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich. -- 9. Marita's Bargain All my friends now are from KIPP. -- Epilogue -- A Jamaican Story If a progeny of young colored children is brought forth, these are emancipated. -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- Reading Group Guide.


Publisher Marketing:
Learn what sets high achievers apart -- from Bill Gates to the Beatles -- in this #1 bestseller from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review).

In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.


Review Citations:
  • New York Times Book Review 07/24/2011 pg. 24 (EAN 9780316017930, Paperback)
  • People Weekly 03/18/2013 pg. 53 (EAN 9780316017930, Paperback)
  • Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2008 pg. 927 (EAN 9781600243912, Compact Disc)
  • Publishers Weekly 01/26/2009 pg. 117 (EAN 9781600243912, Compact Disc)
  • Library Journal 02/01/2009 pg. 45 (EAN 9781600243912, Compact Disc)
  • Audio File 02/01/2009 pg. 27 (EAN 9781600243912, Compact Disc) - *Starred Review
  • Audio File Best Author-Reader 12/01/2009 pg. 33 (EAN 9781600243912, Compact Disc)
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 07/15/2008 pg. 46 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Time 09/08/2008 pg. 67 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2008 pg. 927 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 09/22/2008 pg. 48 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 10/01/2008 pg. 86 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 11/21/2008 pg. 120 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Time 11/24/2008 pg. 48 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • People Weekly 11/24/2008 pg. 54 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 11/15/2008 pg. 8 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Newsweek 11/24/2008 pg. 65 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • New York Times Book Review 11/30/2008 pg. 9 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 01/30/2009 pg. 101 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Scientific American 04/01/2009 pg. 36 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • New York Review of Books  pg. 8 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • People Weekly 09/20/2010 pg. 63 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Nonfiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780316017923, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2008 pg. 927 (EAN 9780316024976, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/03/2008 pg. 29 (EAN 9780316024976, Hardcover)
  • Newsweek 11/10/2008 pg. 68 (EAN 9780316024976, Hardcover)
  • New York Times Book Review 12/07/2008 pg. 64 (EAN 9780316024976, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books 03/23/2009 pg. 18 (EAN 9780316024976, Hardcover)