Posted November 30, 2008on:
His book The Tipping Point is one of the best books I’ve read. It’s provocative and challenging. The whole idea is just so different. His other book called Blink is also a must-read: It gives us another crazy idea on how our mind actually works.
And now Malcolm Gladwell has a new book and this time it’s called Outliers. And just like his previous books, Outliers also presents its readers with a very unique angle on how to analyze phenomena in life.
Here’s what Gladwell has to say about his new book:
Outlier is a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside normal experience. In the summer, in Paris, we expect most days to be somewhere between warm and very hot. But imagine if you had a day in the middle of August where the temperature fell below freezing. That day would be outlier. And while we have a very good understanding of why summer days in Paris are warm or hot, we know a good deal less about why a summer day in Paris might be freezing cold. In this book I’m interested in people who are outliers—in men and women who, for one reason or another, are so accomplished and so extraordinary and so outside of ordinary experience that they are as puzzling to the rest of us as a cold day in August.
I’ve been waiting to read this book for more than 2 weeks now and I still don’t know if I can have it soon. It’s too bad I’m not in Washington, DC anymore because if I were I would’ve driven to the closest Barnes and Noble and read it for free while enjoying a hot Starbucks coffee.
Please anyone help me out! Does anyone know any bookstore in Jakarta that already has this book? If you do please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry there’s a reward waiting. Not that special, but I’d be more than happy to buy you a coffee while we can talk about the book or other cool topics.
I’m waiting guys……..