8PAC Book of the Month: Outliers ~ Book Club

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Just out this week: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

The author of The Tipping Point and Blink poses a provocative question in his latest book: Why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential?

As we’ve watched Barack Obama rise from an unlikely background to become the next President of the United States, Gladwell challenges the idea that successful people are self-made and propelled by their own talent.

Instead, he says “they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot.”

Question: Should Entrepreneurs run with the pack, or seek higher strategic advantage?

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1 comment
  1. TD said:

    Are entrepreneurs hunters or farmers? Entrepreneurship by its very nature is a playground for hunters that don’t blindly follow the pack but innovate and carve a market niche for themselves. In my opinion if an entrepreneur doesn’t seek higher strategic advances he will likely be gone before he has a chance to ‘run with any pack’.

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