The Best Books for Business Owners of 2009

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell examines the formula for success in life and how large a role culture plays in shaping a person's destiny, and his findings will surprise you. A highly successful person is not innately superior to others, he argues. Instead, people who rise to the top, whether in business or in hockey, benefit from a series of subtle and almost invisible advantages. Also: They practice. A lot. Recommended by Tony Hsieh.