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Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: I first heard about Malcolm Gladwell through recommendations from University lecturers. My first Malcolm Gladwell book was Outliers; I wanted to know what makes people stand out, what makes people better than others at their chosen specialism, and most importantly, I was curious to know what I needed to do to be the best.
Outliers didn’t disappoint; it gave me the motivation to work hard and to go for what I wanted. In the end I achieved an award for outstanding performance during my degree course…I credit Outliers for giving me the motivation to do this!
The Tipping Point: Following my success with Outliers, I decided to read The Tipping Point. After studying Marketing at University, I was fascinated by how ideas and trends can spread like wildfire – particularly on the web.
The book draws on a wide range of disciplines such as business, sociology, psychology, and media. This is a great book for anyone trying to create change, be it in business, politics, society or education
What the Dog Saw: As a curious reader, I was immediately attracted to the intriguing title of ‘What the Dog Saw’. This book is a curated version of Gladwell’s posts for the New Yorker.
The variety of content delivers an interesting read that can be dipped into time and time again. Gladwell recommends this book as an introduction to his earlier works.
For more info on Malcolm Gladwell visit: http://www.gladwell.com/index.html
Don't worry if you don't have time to buy the book before you arrive, Aberdeen has a wide selection of book shops where you can purchase our recommendations!