“Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell Parting Review

Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers: The Story of Success” discusses why certain people are able to reach extraordinary success based on research and statistical analysis. What I love about Gladwell is that he ties relevant data for readers to understand his conclusions and really breaks down his findings, providing all reasoning and logic. 

Parting from this book, I felt that Gladwell answered questions I always had lingering in my mind like why certain groups and/or individuals do better than others in specific subjects. He highlighted details of our lives that likely impacted our progression in life and professional careers that I would have easily disregarded. He not only helped me identify the advantages and disadvantages people have had in reaching success, but also helped me realize my personal disadvantages and what I can do to work my way around them.

Gladwell writes as though he’s conversing with the reader, using fluid language and including little activities and tests to participate in every chapter to prove his theories. It reminds me of those times I sat in interesting lectures back in university with amazing professors that sincerely cared about my learning experience.

Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers: The Story of Success” is an excellent read and I highly recommend it. Thank you and hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did!

Here are some of my favourite quotes:

“Who we are cannot be separated from where we’re from.”

“The 10,000hr rule is a definite key in success.”

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

Here is the Amazon link to purchase this book:

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