My Thoughts: This was a very difficult book for me to read. It has taken me four months and switching from print copy to an ebook on the SCIBD App on my phone to finally finish it. The first few chapters were not bad at all and I liked the 10,000 hours to master any skill concept and I totally agree with it but some of the other ideas didn’t quite sit well with me. The book was also repetitive in many parts and most of the analogies were not ‘comparing apple for apple’. In my opinion, this book had no business having 309 pages to tell us why some people are more successful than others. Would I recommend it to you? No. However, for those of you who are big on success or non-fiction or self help books you may pick a thing or two from this one. As for me, I am just glad I am done with it (I don’t even know why I had to finish it anyway).
Published: July 2009 by Penguin Books Ltd.
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The Author: Malcolm Gladwell is a United Kingdom-born, Canadian-raised journalist now based in New York City. He is a former business and science writer at the Washington Post. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He is best known as the author of the books The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants (2013).