Friday, September 11, 2009
Book Review: Outliers
Ok, so it took me a tad bit longer than I had anticipated to finish this book. Not because the book wasn't fabulous (it was), but because I took a small hiatus in the middle to read another book - but that is a story for another day!
This is an excellent read! If you love "thinking outside the box" - this book is for you! It is in a similar vein as Freakanomics. Basically, this book takes people who are considered to be super successful and demonstrates the factors of sheer luck that contributed to their success. For example, the author, Malcolm Gladwell, proves that the success of hockey players depends not so much on their skill and natural talent, but really moreso on where in the calendar their birthday falls!
He highlights the truth of "no man is an island" in the most of extreme examples. Its a fabulous book! Very entertaining!