Monday, June 29, 2009

BOOK REVIEW: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

Okay, so I recently read Malcolm Gladwell's most recent book, Outliers. I'm a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell, and although I often disagree with what he says, I find his books very interesting and thought-provoking. I've read all of his books (The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers), I've definitely agreed the most with Outliers. It's worth reading. It's all about success and what makes some people successful. "Oh no!" you probably are saying. "Not another book about being successful!" Actually, this one is really good. I'm not going to go into much that he says, so you should just read it.
Anyway, a couple things that he says is that to be successful in your field, you need 10,000 hours of experience, and you need opportunity. So basically, you really just need a lot of hard work to make you an expert, and you need opportunity.

Thats all I'm going to say for now, because I'm tired, just had a full day of auditions (from the other side of the table! Ahh!) and I want to go to bed now. Good night!


Nicole said...

I'm more of a fiction reader, but this book seems interesting. What do you like the most about it?

Anonymous said...

You finished it?!!??!!
I just finished Blink which was definitely an interesting read.

-you'll never guess

Dan said...

What did I like about it? Thats a good question. I liked that it wasn't another of those "X steps to becoming a successful person" type of books, but instead, it was a logical an scientific look into what makes people successful, taking into account when they were born, what century they were in etc.
And its a fast read, and keeps you (or kept me) interested.