Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Posted by Anton Katunin on 2 June 2024
Tags: books, audiobook, 4 stars

Interesting book that analyses what makes exceptional (aka outliers) people great. The author argues it's not what we think. My experience aligns with the reasoning. In short it's two things: opportunities and ability to seize them. It seems the former is much more important though.

The book also talks about the effects of legacy on our success. I didn't think about it too much, but it's definitely a common experience in my career when working with people from different cultures.

The book is full of stories and historic examples, which makes it easy to read. It could benefit from better highlighting the point in each chapter though, which would help in remembering it.