Saturday, December 31, 2011

Book #69 - Outliers

41h5QL0vVEL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_I’d wanted to read this for a long time after reading another of his books, but I didn’t finish Outliers until this year.

It’s a rather amazing book by Malcolm Gladwell, a celebrated writer. In this one he talks about what makes some people great, using examples like Wayne Gretzky and the Beatles. Sure they had talent, but they also had some luck in being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of things. They also completed his 10,000 hours rule, which is the amount of time he thinks a truly great person, an outlier, needs to become great.

I learned a few things in this book and how sometimes there are some valid reasons why people succeed in some areas. I’m not sure there are lessons to be learned, but it’s fascinating book.

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