Monday, November 8, 2010

Outliers: The Story of Success

Genre: Non-Fiction, Social Sciences

In Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell studies the factors that could lead to a person’s success and even failures. In this book Gladwell provided excellent examples from rock & roll bands to professional athletes to successful lawyers and what factors contribute to their success or non-success.

This is actually the first book that I’ve read from Gladwell and I truly enjoyed reading it, so much so that I’ve made it one of my favourite reads for 2010. What I liked about the book is that the author managed to put across facts in an interesting way making it far from boring for the readers. I found the book to be very insightful. The strongest message one would walk away with after reading the book is that success is influenced by many factors from up-bringing to education, the state of the economy, the right opportunity and many more; no one can achieve it on their own.

I absolutely love this book and would recommend it to anyone. I’m also looking forward to reading other books from Malcolm Gladwell.

If you'd like to find out more about the author or any of his books, you can visit the official website here.

3 comments:

cj'alhafiz said...

Heard many good reviews about Malcolm Gladwell. I'm looking for Blink, and Outliers sounds great too. Thanks for sharing Ms. UB.

CJ @ Coffee N Crackers

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Thanks CJ. I think my next read from this author would be the tipping point.

JoV said...

I really like this book and I'm glad you love it too! Here's my analytical review! :o)

http://bibliojunkie.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/outlier-the-story-of-success-2/

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