Book review: Outliers

This is a cross-post from my other blog – A day in the circus – with some changes.

I first heard the word Outlier in the context of statistics. Wikipedia defines it thus

In statistics, an outlier is an observation that is numerically distant from the rest of the data. Grubbs defined an outlier as: An outlying observation, or outlier, is one that appears to deviate markedly from other members of the sample in which it occurs.

The book applies this word in the context of achievers. Continue reading

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