In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes the reader 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? I found this book hugely insightful because I believe that there are common denominators between the most successful people in the World, so studying them makes a huge amount of sense.
Gladwell believes that we don’t pay enough 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. Stereotypes aside, this book is an excellent read and will broaden your horizons.
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