Now that most readers of BookFabulous have settled back into their routines, many have been sharing the books they enjoyed reading while on Summer holiday. More and more come through by email, or just from people stopping me to tell me about their amazing book finds. So, if you've read a specially good book that you're dying to share with someone, then drop me an email and I'll make sure to share it with everyone here!
Today's choice is by Abu Dhabi resident Rami Tarazi.
From the bestselling author of 'Blink' and 'The Tipping Point', Malcolm Gladwell's 'Outliers: The Story of Success' overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them - at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.
In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.
'Outliers' will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique.
Malcolm Timothy Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. He has been a staff writer for 'The New Yorker' since 1996.