skip to content
Outliers : the story of success Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Outliers : the story of success

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.
Rating:

based on 7 rating(s) 3 with reviews

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN: 9780316017923 : 0316017922 : 9780316036696 0316036692 9780316024976 031602497X
OCLC Number: 225870354
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.
Responsibility: Malcolm Gladwell.
More information:

Abstract:

The best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.

"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." --

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (3)

Outliers, A Success All Its Own

by troublescoot (WorldCat user published 2009-02-22) Excellent Permalink

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...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   

Excellent highly recommended

by erinrichie (WorldCat user published 2009-03-03) Excellent Permalink

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.

  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   

The opportunity for 10,000 hours of practice

by T-bone (WorldCat user published 2008-12-31) Excellent Permalink

It is refreshing, to me at least, to finally find someone who acknowledges that, even in America...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (12)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(6)

User lists with this item (99)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/225870354>
library:oclcnum"225870354"
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/225870354>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"First edition."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2008"
schema:description"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."@en
schema:description"The best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/192589974>
schema:genre"Nonfiction."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Outliers : the story of success"@en
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/225870354>
schema:reviewBody""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." --"
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.