Outliers: The Story of Success

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About This Book

From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.

Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?

In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined.

He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.

Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique.

'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian

'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer

'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times


by Joel_Mckay   2022-06-28
"Do you have a book or email?" Yes, I read many books, and run my own server for email. I also keep naughty and nice lists for unrelated benign hobbies. ;-)

10. "I know this likely isn't what you wanted, but it is what you asked for..." Know the 4 types of customers, and when to jettison griefer clients which only bring losses/problems/bad-PR.

This is a boring book that explains most large company structures: https://www.amazon.com/Dictators-Handbook-Behavior-Almost-Po...

Another good read (if you can stand the personality) about developmental psychology, culture, and economics: https://www.amazon.ca/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwel...

Software engineering and project management book everyone has alluded to for decades, but few actually ever actually read: https://www.amazon.ca/Mythical-Man-Month-Essays-Software-Eng...

You will need to look at the local tax/legal/customs/immigration rules for your target area, before setting up a company. As of 2019, there are limits on sales and how many customers in a given US state will trigger IRS tax filing rules for international corporations... this is one reason why your corporate tax expert should not be your legal rep as well. These rules apply to Amazon/ebay stores as well... It is a $10k USD fine if you try to YOLO this part. ;-)

by kr4   2018-11-10
keep building new stuff, on side in addition to your job (which is usually borring/monotonous). concentrating on details. Once you've spent 10k hours on programming it'd just come naturally to you. You'd be amaised how magically and naturally you can solve complex problems. This is an unfailing formula of attaining mastery in literally anything you can imagine [0].

0: https://www.amazon.com/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwe...