Sunday, July 29, 2012

Outliers = Thought-provoking

While I agree with many who have suggested Gladwell's writing is dappled with sweeping and too tidy generalisations (and what are often described as "cherry-picked anecdotes"), I devoured it.  Outliers is thought-filled and thought-provoking, while flawed.  On the merits of its writing and research alone, it's a three out of a five, but for me, it's a five out of five in other ways that matter -- discussion-worthy, recommendation-worthy, and re-read worthy.  That's saying a lot.

It's also very short.

Gah -- I want to talk about this book for three hours with someone!
Which, coincidently, is about how long it takes to read. 
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