The Resource Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell

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Outliers : the story of success
Title
Outliers
Title remainder
the story of success
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Gladwell
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Subject
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eng
Summary
  • The best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame
  • "In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell examines everyone from business giants to scientific geniuses, sports stars to musicians, and reveals what they have in common. He looks behind the spectacular results, the myths and the legends to show what really explains exceptionally successful people." "Gladwell argues that, when we try to understand success, we normally start with the wrong question. We ask 'what is this person like?' when we should really be asking 'where are they from?' The real secret of success turns out to be surprisingly simple, and it hinges on a few crucial twists in people's life stories - on the culture they grow up in and the way they spend their time."--BOOK JACKET
Title
Outliers
Creator
Summary
Identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires and why the Beatles earned their fame
Subject
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Tone
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DLC
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302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.S8
LC item number
G533 2008
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Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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BF 637 .S8
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G543o 2008
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Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell
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Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index
Contents
Introduction: The Roseto mystery -- Opportunity. The Matthew effect (Matthew 25:29) -- The 10,000 hour rule -- The trouble with geniuses -- The three lessons of Joe Flom -- Harlan, Kentucky -- The ethnic theory of plane crashes -- Rice paddies and math tests -- Marita's bargain -- A Jamaican story
Control code
5023882
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 309 p.
Isbn
9780316036696
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(Int'l ed.)
Lccn
2008032824
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