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Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

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    • christine
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      Recommended by @AJFinance

      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

      Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. His first book The Tipping Point captured the world’s attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects. His other international bestselling books are Outliers, which looks at the stories of exceptional individuals and reveals the secrets of their success, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and What The Dog Saw, a collection of his most provocative and entertaining New Yorker pieces.

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      This book was amazing! My favorite part of this book was that it explained why Orientals are so good at math compared to their western counterparts. It’s because of reasons such as culture and their language structure, and most people wouldn’t even think of that!

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      What do you mean by that @Nan? I’m curious about the point you’d mention on orientals. This book is definitely on my list. Gosh can’t wait for CFA to be over to curl up with these books!

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      @Reena you’ll have to wait all the way till chapter 8 before they get to it but I included a link to his site that talks about it. I think his explanation would put even my best attempt to shame.

      http://www.gladwell.com/outliers/outliers_excerpt3.html

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      Thanks @Diya! Yes, I suspected it was the language as I tried learning Mandarin before, and counting was easy…

    • toeknee9121
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      @christine- one of my all time favorite reads!!! It should be a must for all business majors. I also enjoyed his book “what the dog saw”.

    • imdnextbuffet
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      Thanks @Diya! Yes, I suspected it was the language as I tried learning Mandarin before, and counting was easy…


      @reena
      wo zai xue han yu 😉

    • Reena
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      you’re learning Mandarin too @imdnextbuffet?

    • imdnextbuffet
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      you’re learning Mandarin too @imdnextbuffet?

      totally!!!!! 😀

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