|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2011|
What makes high-achievers different? Count on Malcolm Gladwell for a wise answer, and here he suggests 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. Taking an intellectual journey, Gladwell profiles the best and the brightest, and 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.
"In the vast world of nonfiction writing, Malcolm Gladwell is as close to a singular talent as exists today.... [This book] is a pleasure to read and leaves you mulling over its inventive theories for days afterward."—NYTBR