Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)
This is an enjoyable read about successful people and how they used skills and learning to take advantage of certain opportunities. The reader learns how timing and circumstances influence success. Gladwell provides reasons for why some succeed and others do not. Surprisingly, technology and the opportunities it offers for an individual to succeed are not as accessible in the U.S. or elsewhere as one would think. Hopefully, this book’s premise will encourage change in thoughts and actions. I now understand why Bill Gates' foundation helps put computers in classrooms.
Visit Gladwell's Outlier website and watch Gladwell discuss his book on YouTube.com.