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Some parts of this were interesting enough to rate a 4, the balance was a 3 for me. The writer is also the reader I believe, and does a good job.
The author presents the hypothesis that successful people are born with a silver spoon. He then disproves the hypothesis and concludes that by hard work, and by making the most of the opportunities, a common person can be successful. Rather common sense, isn't it? That's how I felt at the end.
Very Interesting. I liked the personal note Gladwell wrote at the end about himself.
After reading Blink, and Tipping Point, I think this book best represents Gladwell's take on society that runs through all of his books. All three books are about how things we think are big are really small. I found Outliers the most interesting, and I also see it as having the largest societal impact--at least in how I personally participate in society.
I've read Blink, The Tipping Point, and What the Dog Saw, but this is by far the best.
i loved this book so much that I gave it to everyone I know for Christmas. It is full of fascinating facts. There were a couple of sections that dragged on a bit but overall it was great. He talks about so many different topics that there should be something for everyone's interest areas. I highly recommend.
This is an OUTSTANDING book. Honestly one of the best that I have ever read (or listened to in this case). It really makes you think. It should be required reading for every manager/supervisor level person and higher.
Kept my attention. Very interesting. The author is an easy to listen to narrator.
I gave it 3 stars because it probably deserves some stars! I just couldn't get into it. It is probably a book that many people would find interesting, but I want to be entertained on my drive home and I guess I just don't care why people are successful! But I understood the point the author was making and he's absolutely right. It's just that I don't care! Sorry!
Simply a wonderful book. I am listening to it twice. It's just as good the second time through.
Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.