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For people whose dreams exceed their current job descriptions:
What did Bill Gates, Mozart and the Beatles have in common? Some would say genius, and others would say luck, and they'd both be right. But there's plenty more to it. In this groundbreaking 2008 book, Gladwell pulled back the curtain on how factors such as culture, timing and elbow grease play a critical role in exceptional success. Although it's not a straightforward fix-it book, concepts like the 10,000-hour rule (it takes that much time to master a discipline) offer motivation. Jay-Z cites Outliers as a book that made a difference to him. The rest of us mortals are inspired too.
— Dawn Raffel