December 3, 2008

I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, called Outliers.

I recommend it.

Just like his previous two books The Tipping Point & Blink) it’s full of great stories that will make you think a lot.

For example:

There is also a great section about the importance of meaningful work.

He defines this as having:

Which of those criteria are you getting from your current job?

You can get a taste of all of this from his presentation from the Pop!Tech conference held earlier this year.

If you’re struggling to find a good gift this Christmas, you could do a lot worse than one of his books.

And, for those of you who have already read the book, a question to think about - what have you spent 10,000 hours working at?

PS Garr Reynolds beat me to this post by about 12 hours and has lots of links to other Malcolm Gladwell presentations if you’re interested.