There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them—at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.
“In the vast world of nonfiction writing, Malcolm Gladwell is as close to a singular talent as exists today . . . Outliers is a pleasure to read and leaves you mulling over its inventive theories for days afterward.”David Leonhardt, New York Times Book Review
“The explosively entertaining Outliers might be Gladwell's best and most useful work yet. . . There are both brilliant yarns and life lessons here: Outliers is riveting science, self-help, and entertainment, all in one book”Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly