- Author: Rhonda Byrne
- Paperback: 254 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849838399
- ISBN-13: 978-1849838399
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 2 x 13.4 cm
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.