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Excelling at Chess
Jacob Aagaard
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide
William E. Blundell

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell Gladwell is brilliant at exposing us to alternate (and unusual) perspectives, and in Outliers he tackles successful people -- and the environment that creates them. The rub with Gladwell's books is that he draws too many conclusions from too little real data; anecdotes and small data pools give way to storytelling that is engaging as hell -- and interesting to contemplate -- but ultimately not wholly convincing.Gladwell is a perceptive and thought-provoking writer, and while Outliers isn't exactly fit to appear in an academic journal, it is a very entertaining -- and to a new parent -- a very thought-provoking read. I don't take this stuff that seriously, but I do think it's a fun, engaging read by one of my favorite nonfiction writers.