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Outliers

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. 

Book Club Info
Title: 
Outliers
Author: 
Malcolm Gladwell
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ISBN: 
9780316017923
Event Info
Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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