Friday, 14 October 2011

Outliers: The Story of Success (2009)


Outliers is a really good book from Malcolm Gladwell, I enjoyed it reading it. Now I feel like reading the last one from him called Blink.  
Here there are some quotes from the book that I like.
“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”
“Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.” 
“Who we are cannot be separated from where we're from.” 
“It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success. It’s the rich who get the biggest tax breaks. It’s the best students who get the best teaching and most attention. And it’s the biggest nine- and ten-year-olds who get the most coaching and practice. Success is the result of what sociologists like to call “accumulative advantage.”
 Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success.