Monday, January 19, 2015

Outliers Bleg

I'm reading Outliers for a (potential) book club. I'm wondering if there is a good, critical, comprehensive review of the book. Particularly I'm interested in the argument made in the first chapter: older children are favored in certain sports and, even college attendance, because they are more physically and mentally developed than their younger peers, and as a result, receive more attention and positive reinforcement, giving them a life-long advantage.

1 comment:

Brett said...

I've read it, but I'm not aware of a comprehensive review. I'm guessing one would be pretty scathing as Gladwell plays pretty fast and loose with interpreting data in order to fit the desired narrative...but he's generally still entertaining.