Malcolm Gladwell delves into the viral life of ideas and the power of gut reactions. Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers: why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential?
Superstars don’t arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: “they are invariably 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 others cannot.”
Successful people rise on a tide of advantages!
From Mozart to Bill Gates, Malcolm Gladwell builds a convincing case.. “some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky.”
Bits of trivia from the book, Outliers:
- Why most pro hockey players were born in January,
- how many hours of practice it takes to master a skill – 10,000 Hours – Magic Number for Success?
- why the descendants of Jewish immigrant garment workers became the most powerful lawyers in New York,
- how a pilots’ culture impacts their crash record,
- how a centuries-old culture of rice farming helps Asian kids master math.
Anthony Robbins – Unleash The Power Within – Story
Outliers: The Story of Success book reminded me of Anthony Robbins – Unleash The Power Within, 2mm experience in golfing. How 2mm difference at the put makes a yards difference once the ball is in the air.