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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See everyone there!