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Malcolm Gladwell: Outlier

Malcolm Gladwell started influencing my mind with his first book Tipping Point, Blink was next. The latest and third Outlier is mesmerising. Wish I had the opportunity to read Outlier as a student to understand the story of success. We do not need to ape successful people but find out where they hail from with the opportunities they got, were denied as some got accumulative advantage over others.How the rest carved their own path making a path where there was none to be our role- models of success. Gladwell supports each case study with relevant data as he explains why some sports persons, industrialists including Bill Gates are successful. Bill Joy’s success too is well documented.

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful

What’s holding you back? Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. Perhaps one small flaw–a behavior you barely even recognize–is the only thing that’s keeping you from where you want to be.

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