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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.

Brilliant and entertaining, OUTLIERS is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

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    Great read about some incredible individuals.

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    Interesting and very enlightening. Everyone who works with, for, or around other people should read this book.

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    Excellent book!

    Gladwell discusses not only very successful people, but what circumstances and opportunities allowed them to reach that level of success. The climate and culture surrounding us helps to determine our levels of success more than almost any other factor.

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    Outliers is a fantastic book, giving you insights on the reason why successful people are successful. From famous people like Bill Gates, you would learn that their success did not happen just because of coincidence and their innovation but also the fact that they were born in the right time.

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    Outliers

    "No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”

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