Malcolm Gladwell a former journalist with the Washington Post and writer with the New Yorker, has in recent years published a number of non-fiction books such as The Tipping Point and Blink , both were described as "pop-economics".
In "Outliers "The story of Success" Gladwell examines variables that contribute to high levels of success. He uses examples such as the Beatles, Bill Gates and others. He discusses such things as perceived intelligence, rational decision making and cultural differences and the place they fit into the formula.
Well lets read this thing and figure a few things out, like does he know what he is talking about, is it philosophy, is it just pulp non-fiction that really has no relevance at all? Well that is what we do at the thinkers club, come and join us on September 4 and lets figure it out.
The book, a short one, can be found at a number of the local libraries and at amazon, Barnes and Noble and all the regular places.
See you all September 4.