Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

I recently read the thought provoking book: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. I was particularly pleased to see Bill Joy and The Beatles featured, amongst many others. The book attempts to explain why some people succeed far more than others. It was fascinating to read about the early lives of Bill, John, Paul, George, and Ringo and how they grew into such huge successes.

The basic premise of the book is that when and where we grow-up, and how many hours you work, has a much bigger impact on our chance of success than genetics and intellect. It traces the lives of highly successful people applying this premise. He is so convincing that I definitely changed my view of how I achieved my own success.

I used to believe I was just born brilliant, but thanks to Mr. Gladwell’s book now I’m not so sure …