- Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: ix, 309 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Outliers : the story of success
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Call number: 302 Gl
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult
The Roseto mystery -- The Matthew effect (Matthew 25:29) -- The 10,000 hour rule (Hamburg) -- The trouble with geniuses & IQ -- The lessons of Joe Flom -- Harlan, Kentucky -- The ethnic theory of plane crashes -- Rice paddies and math tests -- Marita's bargain (KIPP) -- A Jamaican story.
The best-selling author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.
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He tells his tales well, making them engaging and convincing. A good read.
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