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Outliers
Outliers: The Story of Success | Malcolm Gladwell
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.
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vumblereads
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Oh dear I didn‘t realize I already had a copy of this book 😅 this is what I get for not checking my goodreads account before buying the book. It was already on my owned and to be read pile 😅 guess I‘ll have to start making a for donations pile.

Freespirit I‘ve done that....I now have a list of “waiting to read- already purchased” books 2mo
vumblereads @Freespirit this is probably the second time I‘ve done it 😅 and I‘m supposed to be on a book buying ban 😂 2mo
Crazeedi I should make a purchased category, that's a great idea 2mo
Zashikabuta06 Thanks for gifting me with your extra copy!!! 2mo
vumblereads @Zashikabuta06 you‘re welcome dear! 2mo
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brandybear22
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My daughter‘s summer reading if she wants to have honors English in the fall.

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readingonarainyday
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More than two years after disappearing from most social media platforms (life, job, kids, a move), I‘m making a stab at returning back to what was. Except, nothing else in my life is as it was two years ago. I‘ve changed. A lot. My reading habits have also changed. Not just in my book taste but also in how I read. That said, a do over is always an option. Though I should say that this must be my attempt #IveLostCount. Anyways, here I go...

8little_paws Welcome back! 2mo
ruskigurl16 👋 At least you chose a great book! 2mo
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IuliaCG
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Outliers “They are products of history and community, of opportunity and legacy. Their success is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all critical to making them who they are. The outlier, in the end, is not an outlier at all“

Crazeedi Hes a great thinker 2mo
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Kaila-ann
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#nonfictiction2019

✅ something that‘s been on your list for more than a year

More like been on my TBR list for 8 years but who‘s counting 😳

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Kaila-ann
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#mayscavengerhunt #maymadness

✅ By an author that shares your birthday

TheReadingMermaid You're killing it girl!!! 👏👏👏 3mo
Kaila-ann @TheReadingMermaid thanks 😊. I have a couple more prompts about half way done 🙌🏻 3mo
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Kaila-ann
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“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for 22 minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after 30 seconds.”

A fascinating look at the road to success as more than just a product of intelligence and hard work. Gladwell makes a convincing argument that success is also impacted by culture and opportunities.

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mnpopcan
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Oh what an amazing book....

"When we understand how much culture and history and the world outside an individual matters to professional success"

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Kaila-ann
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Truth 👆🏻🙌🏻

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Kaila-ann
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1. 🤣😳😍
2. Nope
3. Cleaning, getting my steps in, and getting ready for vacation next week.
4. Oldest of 2
5. ✅

#friyayintro

QueenJen 😉🥃😂 3mo
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Kaila-ann
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Truth 👆🏻👆🏻

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Allisonlane
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Again, a phenomenal story teller. Each story blew me away and out different things into perspective. Success doesn‘t just happen by chance, it‘s the opportunity‘s you‘re given and if you choose to seize each one. Successful people have put countless hours of practice into their skill.

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Christinak
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I don‘t mean to suggest, of course, that every software tycoon in Silicon Valley was born in 1955. Some weren‘t, just as not every business titan in the US was born in the mid-1830s. But there are very clearly patterns here, and what‘s striking is how little we seem to want to acknowledge them. We #pretend that success is exclusively a matter of individual merit. #QuotsyMar19 #31DaysOfNonFiction

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MichaelK
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Malcolm Gladwell did an excellent job peeling back the layers of success in order to disprove stereotypes and reveal hidden patterns that can influence and even determine it.

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MichaelK
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Perfect Sunday. Skiing with an audiobook. Should be able to finish this book up by end of the day.

Freespirit It looks amazing. 6mo
MichaelK It was indeed! @Freespirit 6mo
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MichaelK
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Audiobook because it's far too cold to take my hands out of my pockets today. Stay warm! 🥶🥶🥶

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The_Literary_Jedi
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Not sure if I want to take some of my personal library - ones read and enjoyed - to my classroom or not. I don‘t have many one off‘s, I read many series so I‘d have to take the entire set...decisions! What would you guys do?

Redwritinghood I would be reluctant to take any of my favorites! 7mo
TheSpineView It is so hard to let go. My rule of thumb is if I will not read again then let it go to someone who will. 7mo
LibrarianRyan If you are not going to read them again share them with your class. 7mo
CouronneDhiver Anything you aren‘t going to pick up again - realistically - is well worth passing along 7mo
ashley_gilman I brought most of my books to my classroom, and it was such a relief. Now my kids are enjoying them, and I get to talk to them about my favorites! 7mo
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A book about exceptional people who exceeded in their fields, but unlike other books of the same genre, Outliers exposes the hidden cultural, genetic, social, financial and cultural advantages that these people had which propelled them to outlier status. What I loved about this book is that it aims to shift our paradigm about success.

MrBook Great review, and great book! 7mo
Kaylamburson I also loved this book! The 10,000 hours thing was fascinating. Welcome to Litsy!!! 7mo
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Smarkies
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➡️ Outliers by Malcolm Glad well
➡️ George Orwell
➡️ Oceans 11
➡️ Okra

#manicmonday #lettero @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 10mo
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sudi
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LazyDays 💗 11mo
olivia.ferz 😂😂❤❤ 11mo
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Tdiroma06
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Loved this book, very interesting how many different situations are not based on luck or gumption rather there are a variety of factors that created opportunities for success. If anything is looking for a really interesting read- this is for you.

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tomdavies98

‘For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.‘ Matthew 25:29

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“Roseto Valfortore lies one hundred miles southeast of Rome in the Apennine foothills of the Italian province of Foggia.”
#23of365 #bookcover #openingline #piratesockmonkey

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Bknrdadventures
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Like Blink!, the anecdotes are woven together from chapter to chapter, all leading to conclusions about how cultural heritages, privilege, and opportunity influence individual success. Pretty decent overall, but can get repetitive in establishing links between his examples. However, the stories he notes are so interesting that this repetition can be forgiven. 😀 Definitely pick up if you like analysis of cultures and how it impacts individuals.

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Skyrimir
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Some poolside reading. This one is taking me awhile but I want to read it because it is one of the required reads for our students this summer. Has anyone read this one?

RaimeyGallant Yes, and I do remember liking it. 1y
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Outliers was a very intelligently written book by Malcolm Gladwell. This book definitely opened my eyes to many things as I traveled through the books detailed examples and the use of many persuasive techniques; Mainly credibility which is only one of the many that I found as I read. I would recommend this book to my peers and hope to see that they enjoy it as much as I did.

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via @Wife thank you so much i really appreciate it ❤️ 1y
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veerberea

Reading this!

RaimeyGallant Loved this one. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Chelleo Welcome! #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos are hopefully helpful. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. 1y
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Veer1901
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Provide a good analysis of success and provides a logical view of life and ways of successful people

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Deco
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O melhor livro já escrito na história!

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rahuldeepaharma
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Your Elevation requires Isolation.

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rahuldeepaharma
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The 10,000 Hours Rule or 10 Years to reach an expert level in life.

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Sarahrahrah
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Interesting anecdotal read. Lots to think about continuing forward in my teaching 11.27.2017

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sudi
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Hardwork is the key to success, is a phrase that is preached to almost everyone at some point in their life. But i feel this book also takes into account how a person's background also affects their success, which is key because life isn't always fair and the opportunities provided to everyone are not always the same

Chelleo Very true!! 1y
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It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success. It‘s the rich who get the biggest tax breaks. It‘s the best students who get the best teaching and most attention. And it‘s the biggest nine- and ten-year-olds who get the most coaching and practice. Success is the result of what sociologists like to call “accumulative advantage.

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@tracy.m.ng Thank you for the thoughtful gift! You really didn‘t have to, but since I love Malcolm Gladwell & haven‘t read this one, I‘m so glad you did! 🌟🌈📚#littensarethebest

tracy.m.ng @Amandajoy glad you like the thank you package!! Yes I hope you enjoy outliers, it was an interesting look at geniuses 2y
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Rajiv2
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It was a different take on success. Hardworking, suitable surrounding, be ready at right time is the recipe for success, not the natural talent or God's gift as we always perceive.

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Hardworking, suitable surrounding, be ready at right time is the recipe for success, not the natural talent or God's gift as we always perceive.

RaimeyGallant I loved this book. :) Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
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CoffeeBuzz247
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Good read and interesting perspective on the factors leading to ondividual successes.

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NagKachi
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Ok another one of those "inspiring books" is what I thought when I first came across this book. I couldn't have been more WRONG!! It has a different take on stories of successful people. The author establishes a point that successful people usually get lucky at some point of time and tries to prove it repeatedly with success stories of people like Bill Gates, The Beatles.
It can get repetitive towards the end but definitely worth a read.✌️

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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NagKachi Thank you Raimey. Helpful article!! 2y
amvs1111 I really enjoy Gladwell's work. I read David and Goliath earlier this year and found it energizing. 2y
TheKidUpstairs Welcome to Litsy! 2y
NagKachi @amvs1111 David and Goliath goes straight into my TBR list then. 😀 2y
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I️ ❤️ books that gives me a much more nuanced look at life. I️ learned about legacy, opportunity and privilege (but in ways I‘ve never even considered before). I️t made me think about my own life. I️n a way, I️ have Cory Booker to thank. When he became mayor of Newark, he awarded top students scholarships. With that money, I️ was able to go to college. I am the first in my family to get a university degree. Everything is so much clearer now.

Bambolina_81 That all sounds wonderful, you deserve every success 😊 2y
Megabooks Awesome! You know I‘m a fan. Congratulations, that is no small accomplishment! 2y
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AmyG I am a fan of Corey Booker. I am so happy to hear you got such a wonderful opportunity. And....Gladwell‘s books are good reads. 2y
Notafraidofwords @Booksandcooks he‘s awesome and eager for change which I️ love. @AmyG (edited) 2y
Louise Congratulations on your achievements! Wishing you many more to come! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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UnabridgedTomes
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“I understand why the kids at school fight. They only have their honor; they don‘t have anything else.” #reasonswhyilovedteaching

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clarau
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Interesting take on what it means to be successful. The topics discussed leave the reader captivated. I especially enjoyed Gladwell's take on culture legacy and the American school system.
It's a book worth reading.

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msflewell
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Anything Malcolm Gladwell is thought provoking and entertaining.

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Cinfhen
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Day 29 #AugustGrrrl Playing catch-up from yesterday ~ Malcolm Gladwell is the best kind of #MrKnowItAll 🤓He's legit ~ a real genius and wonderful writer 🙌🏻💚😊

AmandaL Great choice! The way he makes connections is fascinating. 2y
tournevis He used to be a great historian. 2y
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VioletBramble
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#sizzlinsummerbooks #Julyfaves
A couple of days late....my favorite book for July was Outliers. Gladwell argues that successful people got that way not just through intelligence, personality or ambition. He discusses how other factors figure in success. These factors include: culture, family, decade of birth, time of year you were born and unique opportunities presented to you at the right time.

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Kimberlone
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I love Malcolm Gladwell's books (still need to read Blink and David & Goliath), and his Revisionist History podcast is fabulous. Highly recommend checking out Season 1 (Season 2 started in June)! The first season episode "Hallelujah" is my favorite. Gladwell has a great narration voice, which really makes me want to revisit his books in audio version.

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Literaryfairy6603
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Still raining... still reading...

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Literaryfairy6603
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I have never been happier to have a rained out day of vacation! Today is for staying in my pjs, drinking tea, and curling up with a good book! Thanks rain! #rainydayreading #readingintherain

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AJTimberlake
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I love raiding peoples houses to find books

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Literaryfairy6603
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There's nothing better than reading a good book on the porch on Mackinac Island ❤️

JoeStalksBeck Looks perfect 2y
JoeStalksBeck And welcome to the Litsy community ‼️‼️🎉📖🎶 2y
Literaryfairy6603 Thank you!!! 😁 2y
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