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Sunday, November 16, 2008

BOOK

Outliers: The Story

of Success

By Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown

$27.99

BASIC STORY:

Just what is the secret to success? Natural genius, burning drive, lucky breaks? The pop sociologist who wrote "The Tipping Point" and "Blink" attempts to crack this mystery and refute our basic assumptions about the road to the top.

SAMPLE GRAB:

"But in fact [outliers] are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot."

-- Gladwell's

"big" theory


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