"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

11 December 2010


Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 2009.

Having read The Tipping Point and Blink, I was excited when I found this book.  Gladwell explores the concept of success in this book.  What makes a person successful?  Is it family background? Luck? Hard work? Inherited genius? Cultural issues? 

Using data collected from diverse groups such as Canadian hockey players, New York lawyers, and Korean airline pilots, Gladwell explains how our background has much more to do with our success than we would otherwise believe.

This is an absolutely fascinating read.  I highly recommend it.

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