Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008 Edition: 1st ed Description: ix, 309 p. : ill. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780316017923, 0316017922, Language: English
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
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
Gladwell, best-selling author of the Tipping Point and Blink, provides a fascinating look at how the opportunities given to individuals can have a huge impact on their success later on. Sounds so simple and obvious, but Gladwell has a way of digging deeper into some really thought-provoking examples that makes this book a pleasure to read.