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Ti­tle: Out­liers - The Story of Suc­cess Author: Mal­colm Glad­well

Pub­lisher: Lit­tle, Brown & Com­pany Price: $27.99

No. of pages: 309

Glad­well has been able to churn out an al­ter­na­tive an­swer through Out­liers to a provoca­tive ques­tion that ‘Why do some peo­ple suc­ceed, liv­ing re­mark­ably pro­duc­tive and im­pact­ful lives, while so many more never reach their po­ten­tial?’ Ac­cord­ing to Glad­well, suc­cess does not come to peo­ple with their birth; rather these are the most favourable op­por­tu­ni­ties which let them drive to suc­cess. He negates the idea that suc­cess is purely a gift of tal­ent and ge­nius, as he ar­gues that there are mil­lions of peo­ple across the world who pos­sess ut­most tal­ent but have never came across those favourable op­por­tu­ni­ties, un­like those who get them and are al­lowed to learn, work hard and make sense of the world in ways other can­not. Glad­well has ex­am­ined the lives from Mozart to Bill Gates who apart from be­ing tal­ented also got ex­tra­or­di­nary op­por­tu­ni­ties which a young boy in a re­mote un­der­de­vel­oped vil­lage can hardly get

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