[By Thomas Dutzer, Regis CPS MBA Graduate, Principal at T&C Investments, LLC and Co-chair of the Regis University MBA / MSOL Networking Group]
Welcome to the second installment of Key Readings. Each month you will be made aware of a book that contains timely insights into the world around us; from current events in the Middle East to the newest thoughts on leadership. I hope you consider these books as potential additions to your personal library.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
An “outlier” is defined as something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body.
Malcolm Gladwell, a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, delves into the factors that make the most successful people what they are. He does so, however, by moving past the common perception that those who achieve the most do so simply by outworking everyone else – that people don’t simply “…rise from nothing.” Their massive success, in other words, is also supported by a confluence of factors (familial, cultural, even a bit of luck) that are often transparent to the observer. In his book, Gladwell presents the readers with a fascinating collage of stories that, while being separated by time, subject, and space, all share common themes.
Thomas Dutzer is a graduate of Regis University’s MBA program and currently teams with fellow Regis MBA alum, Christian Bosse, to operate and promote the Regis University MBA/MSOL Networking group, which holds monthly meetings to support current students, graduates and the local business community. Dutzer’s experience has been with employee development and establishing corporate culture and vision through efforts to enhance relationships between operations and sales. He is currently the principal at T&C Investments and Office Manager at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.