Saturday, October 4, 2014

"Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Started reading about 11th September 2014
Finished: 1st Oct 2014.

Non fiction book looking at what makes successful people and geniuses so unique from a different angle. Suggesting that it is not intrinsic intelligence per say, rather that any reasonably intelligent person if born at the right time in history, with the right family environment, exposed to "lucky" opportunities will succeed over someone more intelligent but not offered the same opportunities delivered by chance/family environment/history/random events outside their control. 

Some of this book was really interesting and thought-provoking, other bits just made me feel that you can make a correlation with all sorts of random things, doesnt necessarily mean it is causative.

My score: 6/10. Although some chapters were more 8/10, other chapters dragged the score down.

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