Staff Review: "Outliers"
This book is a must read for those interested in success or as a personal roadmap to “how to get ahead” in this world. Gladwell busts the popular conception that success is based upon luck. In fact, using countless examples of real success stories (i.e. the rich and famous), Gladwell demonstrates that success isn’t primarily due to luck, but rather, hard work (specifically, a research based figure of nearly 10,000 hours to hone your skill in a particular area), location, and timing i.e. being at the right place at the right time. Outliers are those hugely successful people who while finding themselves at an opportune time and place were willing to work harder than most at their passion and huge success was the by product.