Ingredients of Outliers
In July 2013, Dr. John Shufeldt published a book called Ingredients of Outliers: A Recipe for Personal Achievement, after being inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s Ouliers: The Story of Success, to not only explain how people become successful, but help empower people to achieve more than they thought was possible. This book was written with a college and career professional audience in mind, although it would also appeal to a high schooler who is close to graduation or thinking about their career.
Ingredients of Young Outliers
Shortly after its release, Dr. Shufeldt was invited to speak at two local schools, and it was clear that the engagement between the book and elementary to middle school educators as well as pre-teen to young adult students was strong. Teachers began incorporating the book into their curriculum, but needed to adapt it a bit to help their students better understand the advanced leadership concepts. After becoming aware of the great need for good leadership materials for students and teachers, John wrote Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future. This book hits different reading levels between 5th and 8th grade with advanced concepts applicable to high school audiences. The book has been made accessible to teachers for free for close reading curriculum here!
The Outlier Series
If you know Dr. Shufeldt, you know that he dreams big, and once he gets an idea, there’s no telling the stretch of his imagination or far he will go to accomplish it. Shortly after both of these books were written, he began realizing that the theme of his books was mentorship. The outliers he was interviewing to be featured in the books inspired the need for more books about people like them, and how they came to be successful in their field. This is when John decided to venture into career-specific books for the Outlier Series. He talks more about the genesis of it here.
What you can expect in the future are 12 books, on subjects like Medicine, Law, Entertainment, and Sports to name a few (see complete list below) with featured outliers who are standouts in their field. These books will provide exclusive interview content, action guides and targeted resources for those looking to enter into an industry.
Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers
Unique from the rest of the series, is a book Dr. Shufeldt started to write in response to the lack of contemporary books about women’s accomplishments. When interviewing outliers for his first two books he came across some truly remarkable women who inspired the title for his third book, Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers. To learn more about the women featured in the book, and how they overcame gender stereotypes to rise to new heights in their industry, state and even making a worldwide impact, click here.
In order to advance in any career, you will need the the best and brightest leadership skills to stand apart. You will not only need to learn how to influence others, but you will need to learn how to lead yourself, first and foremost. LeadershipYOU is made up of a free, massive open online course (MOOC), and leadership companion book titled LeadershipYOU: Your Future Starts With You. In the online course and companion book, you will learn the practical steps you can take to increasing your emotional intelligence, standing apart in your career and personal life, and leading your best self.
Available in eBook and Print
All Outlier Series books are available in our shop in print and eBook formats. All books are available in paperback. At this time, only Ingredients of Outliers and Ingredients of Young Outliers are available in hardcover.
Currently Published Outlier Series Titles:
- LeadershipYOU: Your Future Starts With You
- Ingredients of Outliers: A Recipe for Personal Achievement
- Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future
- Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers–
- Outliers in Medicine
- Outliers in Education
- Outliers in Law
- Outliers in Writing & Journalism
- Outliers in Health
- Outliers in Sports
- Outliers in Entrepreneurism & Business
- Outliers in Music
- Outliers in Science
- Outliers in The Arts & Entertainment
- Outliers in Technology
- Outliers in Service to Mankind & Humanity