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Outliers : the story of success

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: New York, New York : Back Bay Books, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN: 9780316017930 0316017930
OCLC Number: 548634233
Notes: Originally published: New York : Little, Brown, 2008.
Includes discussion questions.
Description: 309, 10 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Roseto mystery --
Part 1: Opportunity: --
Matthew effect (Matthew 25:29) --
10,000 hour rule --
Trouble with geniuses, part 1 --
Trouble with geniuses, part 2 --
Three lessons of Joe Flom --
Part 2: Legacy: --
Harlan, Kentucky --
Ethnic theory of plane crashes --
Rice paddies and math tests --
Marita's bargain --
Jamaican story --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index --
Reading group guide --
Excerpt from David and Goliath.
Responsibility: Malcolm Gladwell.

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Overview: There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential

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