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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Dec 16, 08


Occasionally insightful, but Gladwell's science is pretty junky. His reasons for success change by the page. And he cherry-picks examples to exactly fit the scheme under consideration. Plus, he's obsessed with callbacks and summary statements that only showcase the faulty connections between ideas.
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Patrice Bravo!


Carlos Ramirez Agreed. This hypothesis of book was completely unsubstantiated.


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Steven Herron is it worth the time investment or should I read something else?


Carlos Ramirez Read it. You may have a different opinion.


Joseph Novak Care to give any particulars regarding his junk science or varying criteria? Your points may have merit but your critique paints Gladwell's effort as lazy or unsubstantiated while being empty and vague itself.


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