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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||9780316017923 : 0316017922 : 9780316036696 0316036692 9780316024976 031602497X|
|Description:||ix, 309 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: The Roseto mystery --
Opportunity. The Matthew effect (Matthew 25:29) ; The 10,000 hour rule ; The trouble with geniuses ; The three lessons of Joe Flom --
Legacy. Harlan, Kentucky ; The ethnic theory of plane crashes ; Rice paddies and math tests ; Marita's bargain ; A Jamaican story.
"In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell examines everyone from business giants to scientific geniuses, sports stars to musicians, and reveals what they have in common. He looks behind the spectacular results, the myths and the legends to show what really explains exceptionally successful people." "Gladwell argues that, when we try to understand success, we normally start with the wrong question. We ask 'what is this person like?' when we should really be asking 'where are they from?' The real secret of success turns out to be surprisingly simple, and it hinges on a few crucial twists in people's life stories - on the culture they grow up in and the way they spend their time." --
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Excellent highly recommended
This book is awesome. It a great read for people who are after success. It illustrates the hard work needed to become successfull. And it gives full details and examples. It's a good book for anybody.
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The opportunity for 10,000 hours of practice
It is refreshing, to me at least, to finally find someone who acknowledges that, even in America...
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Outliers, A Success All Its Own
This isn't my first time reading one of Gladwell's books, but I'm glad I took the time to read this one -- twice. Some of the stories in this book are so amazing that I couldn't help but go through it a few times. The people that bring their homeland with them, chinese students being able to hold...
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