Outliers – The Story Of Success

Author : Malcolm Gladwell

Genre : Self Help

Outliers The Story of Success debuted and stayed for 3 months at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, The Tipping Point) has sold almost 5 million books (typical bestseller sells 10,000). This book deals with the idea that living a successful life not only depends on individual habits and genes but also depends on what kind of community and culture one grew in. “The Values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.” Gladwell notes that the biggest misconception about success is that we do it solely on our smarts, ambition, hustle and hard work.

The book is divided into nine chapters according to the following themes: