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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Oct 21, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, non-ya-books-every-ya-should-read
Read in October, 2010

Gladwell lays out the facts as he has found them -- that Outliers, or the wild successes, the underdogs, the rags-to-riches stories, DO NOT EXIST, are a combo of talent meeting a random, insurmountable number of factors -- important factors like upbringing, lineage, even birth date -- in short, many factors go into success. And we can learn from what has made success stories, and make the world a better place.

The way Gladwell holds your hand, leading you through well researched, colorfully written case studies makes you feel like you, too, are a genius -- who maybe just didn't have the same conditions Bill Gates or the Beatles did.

Frustrating, comforting, and a book NOT TO BE READ AND FORGOTTEN, "Outliers" is to learn from, apply to the way you interpret life, and the way you choose to live it.
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