Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Review: Outliers

OutliersOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great book! I never looked at success like this before. In the interview that was included at the end of the audiobook Gladwell mentioned how at first his goal was to prove that successful people (outliers) were just normal people given extraordinary opportunities and ended up showing that anyone who puts in 10,000 hours at something can become an expert in the area. One thing that would have made this book even better would be to include the influence and assistance we receive from God. Gladwell mentioned that his mother prayed when she needed help and received help, but that was the only instance of identifying deity as a source of influence and strength.

I'd recommend this to everyone.

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1 comment:

cr8herrmann said...

I have not read this book but have read his other titled "Tipping Point" which I enjoyed and I think I would like this one even better. I plan on reading it now.