(304 Pages) ( 6 hours)
The book is an excellent analytical tool that helps any success-minded and focused personality experience motivation. Gladwell used a dynamic approach on the various factors that can predicate the success of a person. In other words, he uses an objective approach which the reader can internalize with at a personal level. For instance, Gladwell uses The Beatles, Bill Gates , among others as the premises for his success analysis. As such, he tries to find a common denominator in the path used by the outliers. That serves as a luminous signpost in the rough road to success especially to people who look up to the ones used in the book as a source of inspiration. The data and the analyses by Gladwell create a cognitive, social phenomenon that unravels the complexities of the ongoing quest for success. Ultimately, Gladwell covers the diverse characters into a well-blended overarching narrative that is motivational, to say the least. I also love how he continually refers back to the "10,000 Hour Rule" showing that to become an expert in any skill, one must put the time and practice in to become an expert. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and how it explores various factors of success. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand success in many different ways.