"Outliers is an illuminating read and a very well-written book, though it’s not terribly applicable to your day-to-day work as a product manager."
"For personal enrichment, Outliers is a quick but thought-provoking read, forcing you to think more deeply about your own life and giving you a new lens to see the world. That’s a refreshing change from the hyper-tactical books PMs usually read."
"That said, don’t expect to gain any frameworks you can take into your next product review. The most practically applicable part of the book is a case study that describes how different cultures have different ways of interacting with authority and how that affects team dynamics. That will likely come in handy when you work with cross-functional teams or teams hailing from many different cultural backgrounds. If you’re interesting in Silicon Valley history, some of the anecdotes about how Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and UNIX legend Bill Joy succeeded may be interesting as well. Besides that, the book doesn’t touch concepts you’d use day-to-day."
"Outliers is not a career-oriented book, but it will help you see the world a bit differently, which makes it worth a place on a PM’s bookshelf."