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Outliers: The Story of Success
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Publication date November 18, 2008
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316017923
ISBN-10 0316017922
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $27.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this stunning new 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.

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