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The Resource Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell

Label
Outliers : the story of success
Title
Outliers
Title remainder
the story of success
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Gladwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame
  • "In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell examines everyone from business giants to scientific geniuses, sports stars to musicians, and reveals what they have in common. He looks behind the spectacular results, the myths and the legends to show what really explains exceptionally successful people." "Gladwell argues that, when we try to understand success, we normally start with the wrong question. We ask 'what is this person like?' when we should really be asking 'where are they from?' The real secret of success turns out to be surprisingly simple, and it hinges on a few crucial twists in people's life stories - on the culture they grow up in and the way they spend their time." --
Assigning source
Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gladwell, Malcolm
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.S8
LC item number
G533 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Successful people
  • Success
  • Achievement
  • Famous Persons
  • Health Behavior
  • Social Environment
Label
Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Roseto mystery -- The Matthew effect (Matthew 25:29) -- The 10,000 hour rule (Hamburg) -- The trouble with geniuses & IQ -- The lessons of Joe Flom -- Harlan, Kentucky -- The ethnic theory of plane crashes -- Rice paddies and math tests -- Marita's bargain (KIPP) -- A Jamaican story
Control code
225870354
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 309 pages
Isbn
9780316017923
Lccn
2008032824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)225870354
Label
Outliers : the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Roseto mystery -- The Matthew effect (Matthew 25:29) -- The 10,000 hour rule (Hamburg) -- The trouble with geniuses & IQ -- The lessons of Joe Flom -- Harlan, Kentucky -- The ethnic theory of plane crashes -- Rice paddies and math tests -- Marita's bargain (KIPP) -- A Jamaican story
Control code
225870354
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 309 pages
Isbn
9780316017923
Lccn
2008032824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)225870354

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