Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success

ISBN: 0316017922

ISBN 13: 9780316017923

Publication Date: November 18, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Pages: 309

Format: Hardcover

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

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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.

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