|Outliers: The Story of Success|
The first book of Gladwell’s which I have read. Liked the style of writing, with reasons and experiment details to back up his views. Due to the style of writing, I found myself agreeing to what he wrote, a little too easily. The analytic side of my mind did not like that.
Interesting read nonetheless. It did convinced me that successful people are not the outliers or rare talents that they are portrayed to be. Rather they are average people who are able to identify opportunities, take action, and work damn hard.
Major takeaways from this book were:
> the 10,000 hours rule (work damn hard rule, and the importance of passion)
> effect of culture
> concept of power distance
I look forward to reading other books from Gladwell.