Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of The Tipping Point and Blink. He is currently a staff writer for the New Yorker and was previously a business and science reporter for the Washington Post.
Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book Outliers: The Story of Success (Little, Brown and Company; November 18, 2008). In the book Mr. Gladwell examines the underpinnings of success and argues that it is far more complicated than commonly understood. He contends that instead of lauding talent, one should research background and place of birth, which give a clearer picture of how people succeed in specific fields. Mr. Gladwell responded to audience members' questions following his remarks. This event was hosted by the Harvard Book Store at the First Parish Church Meetinghouse.
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