Outliers

The Story of Success
Outliers
Author:
Malcolm Gladwell
Publication year:
2008
Page count:
299
Topics:
• Psychology
Rating:
• Amazon: 4.4 / 5
• Goodreads: 4.1 / 5

Our thoughts on this book

Daniel R. Libby
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Outliers explains that the most successful people in society are not the best and brightest, rather it’s those born into the right circumstances. Stories of rice paddies, airplane crashes, Bill Gates, and junior hockey leagues, are some of the many examples. Although the facts are convincing and the anecdotes are entertaining, there is a chapter in Zero To One that refutes Outliers’ thesis.