Outliers are people and events that occur so rarely that they are nearly impossible to predict. Notwithstanding, recognizing one provides an ability to identify the circumstances in which it occurred with the idea of recreating and exploiting the same opportunities. Of particular value for risk management is Chapter Seven in which plane crashes are examined with a special focus on why they occurred, what was learned from them and what was done to prevent their reoccurrence. Similarly Chapter Two explains what is needed to develop expertise and how it has impacted those who have attained true excellence with knowledge skills and abilities. While the entire book is worth reading, from a tactical and risk management perspective, these two chapters are more than worth the cost of the book.
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, New York, New York, 2008 (285 pages)
Recommended by Sid Heal in Episodes 1 & 2