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Jun 2014: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

  • Jun 15, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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We will discuss Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

The Amazon description:

"In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate."


At the conclusion of the discussion, we will be voting on a nonfiction book for the August meeting.  Please research the candidates and have your vote ready for the meeting.  The three candidate books are:

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America by Paul Tough

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

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  • James O.

    Wow! Great discussion tonight. Thank you!

    4 · June 15, 2014

  • Shana S.

    You were all very kind to me at my first meeting. I'll be coming back.

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • David W.

    Sorry to miss it! Father's Day, and I have an early morning tomorrow in Denver. Enjoy the book!

    June 15, 2014

  • Chris G

    I will also be arriving after dinner with my daughter (about 6:30).

    June 15, 2014

  • Nicole

    I will probably just be able to join the book discussion. I'm going to try to be there by 6:30!

    June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going back home for Fathers Day. Enjoy the book.

    May 30, 2014

  • Betsy C.

    Aw man, forgot this is in father's day. Going to have to wait till next month to join you. I did read the book, it was great!

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meetup! Looking forward to it!

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Betsy C.

    This will be my first meetup with you guys! Actually, my first meetup ever. Yay!

    2 · May 13, 2014

    • Shana S.

      My first book club meeting too! I couldn't resist talking about this book - I love Malcolm Gladwell!

      1 · May 13, 2014

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