October 23, 2013
Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers is Malcolm Gladwell's third book (the first that I read hehehe).
It reveals the unusual secrets of success. Usually, success stories are related with dream, faith, hardwork, patience, zero-to-hero thing, and all. But as Malcolm Gladwell reads more and do researches more, success is not just that!
Can you imagine how your birthdate can be your chance to succeed?
How high-IQ people are not all successful?
How luck factor happened to make Bill Gates world's richest man?
And outliers is not all about success thingy. It also reveals weird facts too. The word 'outlier' itself means (as written in the book) "the people whose success achievement is beyond normal, following a weird and unexpected logic."
Ever wonder of why Asian kids are smarter than American/European ones? (yes, we are smarter than them, guys!)
I'm actually amazed at how Malcolm Gladwell writes such an informative, thesis-like writing and how he makes the readers to not easily get bored when reading the book. In fact, I wasn't get bored at all!
For those of you who don't know what to do, and want to read an easy-to-read yet fruitful book, you must read this.