Outliers is the third book by Malcolm Gladwell and is as good as the other books. Throughout this book, the author shares various success stories of individuals, teams and races and walks us through events that were happening in the background and leading up to that success. These are usual events that people would not notice when talking about the achievements of a person.
He also tells us, how there are so many things that are beyond our control – year/place of our birth, opportunities basis the family that we come from & the neighbourhood that we grow up in, which are all playing their role in making normal individuals become outliers.
I had read this book for the first time in 2012 and decided to read it again in 2020. The beauty of reading a book again is that it throws up new light and information based on your own context and evolution in life. Things that you had not noticed in the first time glare at you for the second time. Some points get re-established whereas you question some others that you had agreed to earlier.
I have always enjoyed Malcom Gladwell’s writing and have read a few of his other books as well. You may agree or disagree with his insights, but he will surely make you pause, ponder and reflect.