Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell The subtitle could have been "The Sin of Self Regard". Much of who we are consist of factors completely out of our control, birth month, birth year, ethnic background and other such items. Gladwell is an expert at explaining a theme by using anecdotal stories and explaining the results by looking at the story from a different perspective.

Gladwell is one of the best authors who reads their own book. I only wish all authors would first listen to him before they read their own story and emulate his style.

Beware, his first story in the book, The Resoto Effect, is the weakest in the book. It was not convincing for me, but I'm glad I didn't let that dissuade me from listening to the rest of the book.

His books are certainly not everyone's cup of tea since he does rely on anecdotal evidence so strongly to make his points. For me, his stories are so powerful they did make me change how I see the world and become aware of the sin of self regard.