Sunday, November 30, 2008

Outliers Free Book Contest and Winners of Ted Turner Book


Here are the winners last last week’s Call me Ted book contest:

1. Antauria
2. Sharon 54330
3. Jon Housknecht
4. Michael Ray Hopkin
5. Vickie

Please send me an email with your shipping information so I can have the publisher send your free book. Congratulations!

Hachette Books has also given me five copies of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point, just in time for that perfect holiday gift. Here’s a brief description of the book:

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. (Only one entry per person, please.) This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO Boxes, please). I will use random.org to determine the winners. Contest ends at midnight EST, Saturday, December 6, 2008. Winners will be announced here on Sunday, December 7.

21 comments:

James Higham said...

US and Canadian residents only

Oh well, that puts me out.

Dan McCarthy said...

sorry, James. Publisher rules.

-C... said...

Thanks for the great offers! Not only great advice and articles but a chance to win stuff! What a great world we live in! Take care.

Tom Magness said...

Hi Dan! Pick me, pick me! Thanks as always for your great posts and your willingness to give! TM

hs96kmw said...

No pick me! I loved his last book!

hs96kmw said...

No pick me. I loved his last book!

RutgersFan said...

Hi Dan, I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for all the good information. Regarding "Outliers", I've heard Mr. Gladwell on NPR and saw his Fortune interview. His premise is interesting and I'd be interested in reading his book. Please consider me entered in the drawing. :) Happy Holidays!

Randy411 said...

This book is definitely on my Christmas list - please consider me entered in the draw. Thanks!

sharon54220 said...

WOW!! I'm always looking for new books, and this is a great opportunity to possibly have the chance to win.
I love this site.
I would gladly welcome any suggestions for books, websites, etc.
Thanks
Sharon

tguerra said...

Dan, I have heard Malcolm at several conferences and am a huge fan of Tipping Point and Blink. I would love a copy of Outliers. Please consider me entered.

Michael D. Haberman, SPHR said...

Thanks Dan for the opportunity.

Jon Housknecht said...

Wow. Great news about the Ted Turner book. I'm sure it will be an interesting read.

I'm also interested in reading Outliers. I have an opportuinity to see Malcom Gladwell speak here in Seattle in the next few weeks. I was originally going to decline, but might have changed my mind now.

kim said...

Would love to receive a copy of Outliers...it's on my Xmas list.

Mary Jo Asmus, President, Aspire Collaborative Services LLC said...

Hi Dan,

I've heard great things about this book, and have greatly enjoyed Gladwell's previous books. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly receive a copy.

30klahanie said...

Great site! I'm a regular reader.

writebrained said...

Great post! Count me in.

Michael Ray Hopkin said...

Wow, an opportunity for a Malcolm Gladwell book! Count me in. -Michael

Chi said...

I can't believe I missed the Ted Turner book! I can't let this one get away too :D

anastasia[at]mediamafia]dot]org

xabbu said...

Loved his other two books - and this one is on my "to read list". I stumbled across your blog a month ago and it has become a regular morning read from then on. Thanks for taking the time to share.
Garry

xabbu said...

Loved his first two books - this one is one my "to read" list. I stumbled across your blog a couple weeks ago and it has become a regular read. Thanks for sharing!
Garry

Elena said...

This book must be great since the other two were very interesting.