Monday, May 25, 2009
Outliers - A Must Read
I read the 285 pages in less than 24 hours - a period that included packing, 5 hours in the car, and unpacking for my holiday excursion to Southampton, NY. For sure, the pages are small and it's an easy read....but how much more of an endorsement could I put forth?
The book is well reasoned, well sourced, and thoroughly coherent. I had heard criticisms before I read it, but just didn't find any obvious ones within the text. The implications of Gladwell's *theory* should have a profound effect on anyone who fancies themselves ambitious.
AND, importantly for my family, I believe the book has profound relevance for homeschoolers - even though Gladwell apparently knows nothing about our *world*.