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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Apr 28, 2009

did not like it
Read in April, 2009

Is it just me or is this a magazine essay stretched way too long?? Or a secular Aish Discovery seminar? The premise seems to be that successful people don't have a formula for their success, but there are seemingly random things that connect them, that us simple folk never thought of. There seems to be a bit too much of the "wow, cool" coincidence factor in all of his hypotheses; I'm waiting for some jaw dropping finale (if I get that far). Did someone say his other books were better? By the way, he has a great monologue that he did at "The Moth" and can be found online about how he got started in the business (it's truthfulness is doubted by many in the press, but it's entertaining nonetheless. You can hear it as part of this episode of This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio...

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message 1: by K (new) - rated it 5 stars

K I never read "Outliers," but I really liked The Tipping Point and I loved Blink. Even if you don't like "Outliers," you might like the other two.

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