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Publisher Description

From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.

Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?

In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined.

He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.

Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique.

'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian

'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer

'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times

Body, Mind & Spirit
18 November
Penguin Books Ltd
Penguin Books Limited

Customer Reviews

Bazooka hipster ,

Recommended by my inspiration

This book was recommended to me by my CEO and it drew me in from its very first analogy! It only gets better and better as you read it.

A critical yet romantic look into the profound life of achievers and winners. Personifies the idea that Rome wasn't built in a day and every achievement that stands out on its landscape in fact was a result of a complex blueprint that would have indeed factored in subtle advantages, cultural benefits and innate talents to its maker.

Our obsession with prodigies and aces stands in check, for their underlying story remains untold or unheard.

Read this one to murder the easily impressed child in you.

DarkGary ,

Best Book I've ever read

Malcolm Gladwell, this was a great Great read and ill be sure to read it again, it not only answered so many questions iv accumulated throughout life, but also opened my eyes to so much more!

Thank You Malcolm.

Sseaj ,

A must for all parents

A fabulous read and a must for all parents wishing give their children every advantage. Unfortunately the parents who will read this are not the ones that need it most.

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