Book Review: Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

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Outliers is informative and engaging. I genuinely enjoyed reading the profiles of various successful people and the analysis of how and why they were able to rise to the top of their professions or otherwise excel in life. The book can essentially be summed up with this statement from its next-to-last chapter: “Outliers are those who have been given opportunities–and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.”

So, to be blunt, this book is valuable and interesting in an abstract way, but if you are reading it for practical advice on how YOU can be successful, then you will be disappointed and possibly annoyed that you never experienced any of the “lucky breaks” that most of the individuals in this book were afforded.

 

 

 

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