What makes some people successful and others not? Is it just a matter of talent, intelligence or effort? Or are there other factors that influence the achievement of excellence? These are some of the questions Malcolm Gladwell asks in his book **Outliers: The Story of Success**Âą, a bestseller that explores the hidden keys behind the success of people like Bill Gates, the Beatles, Canadian hockey players or New York lawyers.
Gladwell argues that we cannot understand success just by looking at the individual characteristics of achievers, but must also consider the context in which they grew up: their culture, their family, their generation, and the unique experiences of their upbringing. Thus, he shows us how factors such as the place and date of birth, the opportunity, the cultural legacy, the hours of practice or the social support can make the difference between failure and success.
Outliers is a fascinating and entertaining book that invites us to reflect on the causes and consequences of success, and on how we can better harness our potential and that of others. With an agile and entertaining prose, Gladwell offers us true and powerful stories that illustrate his ideas and make us question common beliefs about merit, talent and luck.
If you want to discover the secrets of outliers, those people who go out of the ordinary and achieve extraordinary levels of success, dont miss this book by Malcolm Gladwell, one of the most influential and original thinkers of our time.