I just finished up Outliers: The Story of Success tonight….  Gladwell is a masterful story teller.  You can not walk away from this book without thinking about the world differently.  Rather than seeing success as a "lucky-break” or simply hard work, you realize the truly noteworthy success is a product of history and community, of opportunity and desire. 

In the large, the book made me consider our social trends and what long term, multi-generational effects they are bound to have.   In the small the book spurred many conversations between my wife on how to give our kids the best opportunities. 

Enjoy!