In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
Being an author, journalist, and public speaker demands a very busy schedule for Canadian author, Malcolm Gladwell. He has had six books on the New York Times bestsellers list and is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His books are: The Tipping Point, How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Outliers: The Story of Success, What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, and Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know.
Malcolm often uses unexpected results of research in the social sciences and academic work. He interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC in 1982. He then graduated with a Bachelor's degree in history from the University of Toronto in 1984.
Gladwell has been included in the prestigious Time 100 Most Influentual People list.