Yesterday, I finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, “Outliers: The Story of Success”. Easily, the book ranks as one of the most interesting and insightful I have ever read – I could not put the book down. If you have read one of Gladwell’s other books, you know what I’m talking about. If not, I recommend that you pick up The Tipping Point, Blink (which I still need to read) or Outliers when you get a chance.
Outliers details how there are a variety of circumstances and factors that contribute to someone’s success, which are beyond a person’s circle of influence or control. Yes, many successful people have passion, intelligence and ambition, as is so often conveyed in success literature, but often times there much more that is actually going on.