Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Outliers

Not being a fan of nonfiction I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Outliers, The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

I learned (and actually retained) a great deal about how people get to the top of their game. It turns out to be a combination of luck, i.e., being born in the right year or even in the right month of the year or in the right place of the right parents AND hard hard work, up to 10,000 hours of hard work. I found it fascinating.

1 comment:

DH 2Travelers said...

Ann, you sure DID retain a lot of this one. I was quite engaged in your telling of the book and his premise about the ten thousand hours (to hone one's craft) -- thank you for loaning this to me - it's next up on the bedside table!
:-) Davi