Outliers : the story of success

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New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2008].
9780316017923, 0316017922, 9780316036696, 0316036692, 9780316024976, 031602497X, 9780316017930, 0316017930
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First edition.
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ix, 309 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index.
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."--,Book jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: the story of success. First edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. 2008. Outliers: The Story of Success. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

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Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-, Outliers: The Story of Success. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2008.

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Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. First edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2008. Print.

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