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Outliers: Book Review

The Book

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Review

I came across this book following recommendations by Jason Yip and Steven ‘Doc’ List on Twitter.

I’ve previously read The Tipping Point and Blink and I like his easy going style so it was a no brainer that I was going to read this one.

I found that this book complimented Talent is Overrated quite nicely. Outliers covers how the story of how people became the best at what they do whereas Talent is Overrated focuses more on what you need to do if you want to become one of these people.

What did I learn?

In Summary

The book is very easy to read but a lot of it is just providing example after example to back up a point made earlier on. It would have been nice to see more ideas around how we can grasp opportunities that come our way rather than focusing so much on the luck element of this.

There are a few other reviews of the book that I found quite interesting to read. Each review approaches the book from a slightly different angle and takes different ideas out.

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