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Malcolm Gladwell describes in this book different ways how people were successful.Throughout the book he explains the ways of different popular people in different working areas.Mainly the book tells to practice something hard to get a master in it The 10 000h rule.But it also tells you that it is about the opportunities you will have different scenarios for different people And everybody with a different skillset.It helped me to understand that you shouldn t be focusing on the stories that others had before, because you cannot repeat them and put them on your life You should focus on your environment, try to practice what you do over and over again and be attentive at your opportunities Die Kern Idee des Buches ist gut und wird mit vielen Beispielen unterst tzt Allerdings k nnte das Buch meines Erachtens etwas kompakter geschrieben sein, ohne inhaltlich einzub en Es werden etliche Aussagen in Frage gestellt, die immer wie selbstverst ndlich gemacht werden, wenn es um Gr nde f r au erordentliche Lebensl ufe geht Sehr gut zu lesen, da interessant geschrieben Leider werden die Aussagen zu oft nicht durch statistisch stabile Daten belegt, sondern durch das Schildern von Einzelf llen die auch Zufall sein k nnten Dennoch ein durch und durch lesenswertes Buch Like always, gladwell doesnt fail to deliver an effective story To most People, the bottomline is obvious One is not a product of self alone but also surroundings But the details that knit the story together are engaging and Orderly Reading his books is a pleasure Im glad this one had a bottomline as opposed to talking to strangers and blink. In one word entertaining Malcolm Gladwell trys show different actual indicators of success rather than conventional indicators which are often not fit for even general cases I like the shape of the book, you can easily carry this book even in a small bag while travelling. Gladwell has a writing style that I and many others enjoy reading In his 3rd book on sociological psychology themes, he explores Outliers those extraordinary individuals who lie outside the statistical norm His main premise stated in his own words the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways other cannot His book is divided into 2 parts using his trademark style of presentation of vignettes and short case studies of personages.Part I Opportunity Innate ability combined with chance to develop practice it where other people do not.Part 2 Legacy growing up in the proper supportive environment to further support the thesis from part 1This is not his best work, but an overall good effort compared to his other 2 books I have readBlink The Power of Thinking Without Thinkingwhich are much better It is pretty much common sense that people who are born with an innate ability, have the proper environment to grow up in, a certain amount of luck or Chance and work hard becomes successful people or in his book the real Outliers.If you like Gladwell s writing style, this is another one of his fine books to read. Learn what sets high achievers apart from Bill Gates to the Beatles in thisbestseller from a singular talent New York Times Book Review In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock bandBrilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate Outliers is a good book It has some very interesting insights like the 10 000 hours rule The way Malcolm Gladwell writes is very comfortable to read and to follow his thoughts On the other hand it did not fully reached my expectations I expected to become familiar with success key factors which I can adopt But I think that s what the book is going to tell you There are a lot of external influences an no key factor to follow I am glad I read the book. Having read lots of favourable reviews, I was extremely disappointed The book essentially argues against the notion that people are born to succeed If you believe that success is a bit complicated than that, you may be in for a tedious time ahead as it laboriously tries to convince you against something you never thought in the first place There is simply not enough here for a book and so the material is stretched out, presenting points that would be common sense to most people seemly expecting the result to be paradigm shifting revelations to the reader It circles around the same points approaching from a variety of angles, while ignoring any counter arguments you feel should be addressed.Despite being reported as being inspiring it s literally on the front page , it s hard to see why The book argues the point that success can be largely attributed to a person s circumstances As most of these are out with anyone s control e.g the time of year you are born, I struggle to see how anyone could be inspired The best I can imagine is that someone will feel better that they were not the next success because of factors beyond their control.The book tries to make its point by cherry picking studies and examples that will help prove his point I found one response from authors of a study stating that they thought that Gladwell had misinterpreted and oversimplified their findings and I strongly suspect they were not alone It presents a series of anecdotes and hypotheses as to why a trend was observed My issue is that these hypotheses, that are all in keeping with the central theme of the book, are presented as if they were facts, when they are anything but There is no attempt to give a balanced discussion, exploring arguments, studies or examples not in keeping with the oversimplified central point Let s be clear, this method of starting with a point you want to make and then working backwards finding evidence to prove your view is journalism, not science Gladwell can dress it up as much as he likes with statistics and citations, but don t be fooled, this is not how anyone with any scientific credentials works Within a few pages I realised I was not reading a book by an expert in the field attempting to make their work accessible to the public, this was written by someone who could write a good story, but had little or no understanding of the scientific method The book reads like an extended magazine article, perhaps not surprisingly as I was later to find out that the author is indeed a magazine writer.You will not learn how to be successful by reading this book You will not be better informed about what makes someone successful At best this is a thought piece with a few discussion points worthy of a conversation at your next dinner party and others may enjoy the idea that they could have been as successful as The Beatles or as rich as Bill Gates if they had just been in the right place at the right time Just a shame that it s not true I didn t enjoy this book but than that, I was incensed by it This is journalism A pseudoscience stretched out magazine article masquerading as an evidence based insight into success written by a modern day snake oil salesman who has bought into his own hype. Basically, this book reveals that people don t gain success through talent and hard work alone rather they have other, often hidden, advantages These can be cultural, social, financial, and circumstantial It also suggests that talent advantages 10000 hours of practice unusual success This is demonstrated by a set of examples The Beatles, Bill Gates etc.Things I liked Interesting to read the stories of how various people came to success Well written Somewhat vindicating for those of us who already knew the dice were loadedReservations How is this a revelation I felt a bit like this was written for people who are themselves pretty advantaged If come from a lowly background, with little money or good social connections etc, you KNOW that these things disadvantage you, and you KNOW that those who get ahead, do so because of these advantages There was no follow through I was expecting and hoping for a but if you don t have these advantages, you can still do X, Y But there was nothing So if you aren t advantaged, you end up feeling a bit flat at the end.Summary Worth a read