Book Review: Outlier by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success talks about why successful people succeed. Not having enough luck has always been a wonderful excuse for losers (like me). This book is fantastically showing some points that somehow that bunch of losers are right.

After reading chapters of it finally I can conclude why people succeed. It's a combination of culture, childhood, luck, personality, and opportunity. So what my mother always said somehow is right. Well, she always reminded us how lucky we were to have a mother like her, because according to herself, she's smart. According to the book, a child who grew up in a good environment and had enough of parent's support is statistically more successful than those who weren't.

And it also mentioned a research which is interesting for me. It said that Chinese can remember numbers better than people who speaks another language. The reason is because Chinese needs less syllables to pronounce a sequence of numbers.

After all Gladwell is still one of my favorite author. And this book is consistently as fresh as his other best-sellers: 'Blink' and 'The Tipping Point'. Can't wait to read his new idea on the next project he's working on.

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