IN THIS SUMMARY
Why do some people succeed far more than others? There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people - a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell claims 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 families, birthplace, or even their birth date. The story of success is more complex and a lot more interesting than it initially appears to be. Outliers explains what the Beatles and Bill Gates have in common, the extraordinary success of Asians at math, the hidden advantages of star athletes, why all top New York lawyers have the same resume, and the story behind the world's smartest man that you've never heard about - all in terms of generation, family, culture, and class. It matters what year you were born if you want to be a Silicon Valley billionaire, Gladwell argues that it where you were born matters if you want to be a successful pilot. In addition to all these, the lives of outliers or those people whose achievements fall outside normal experience follow a peculiar and unexpected logic, and in making that logic plain, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential. In the tipping point, Malcolm Gladwell aims to change the way we understand the world. In blink, he changed the way we think about thinking. Outliers will transform the way we understand success.