Book 21: Outliers

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations.

This book review was suppose to be posted on Sunday, but this weekend/start to the week just totally got away from me.

Last week I read “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell for the second time since high school. My US-AP History teacher actually gave me the book after sharing that it was one of his favorites. What a great, engaging read.

Gladwell examines the factors that play into success, examining subjects from Canadian ice hockey players to the Beatles (and the 10,000 hours-rule.) In the end, he does an excellent job drawing his observations together in connection with his own life and experiences. Gladwell poses the question as to how much individual potential really matters or is recognized and shares all this in a well written, understandable text.

Well (Wirth) the read and highly recommended. “Outlier” will steal and keep your attention.

Wirth Rating: 10/10

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