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Book review: Outliers: The Story of Success

My Rating: 9/10

Outliers: The Story of Success is another good book from Malcolm Gladwell!

It is commonly believed that people become successful after “working hard” for a long time and then success happens! Although hard work is a success factor, there are many other variables that have much more influence on success. Gladwell presents real life stories and much background to demonstrate that success mostly come from factors such as: when someone is born, their “ethnicity”, their family heritage, their geographic location, and circumstances (i.e. luck). Some or all of these factors combined with hard work made individuals or groups of people highly successful. His examples are great and support his key message.

Although the book doesn’t tell what someone needs to do to become successful, it certainly shows that after the fact there are some obvious trends that explain why people were indeed successful.

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