Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell i'm disappointed with amount of time this book had taken away from me (and i've read it in one afternoon). It could easily be written in 30 pages instead of about 300 without loosing its point.
he does indeed makes some valid conclusions, but nothing remarkable and new. he points out some interesting connections and problems related to educational system that should be handled in a different manner so more children would get necessary opportunities, but he lacks more, and more detailed research and data. we all know that real success is a specific combination of talent, background, environment, hard work and luck (to be in the right place in the right time). the only thing this book does is that it connects some of this elements with real-life examples. it's too simple, lacks more detailed insight and in the end too obvious. not a complete waste of time, but in the end, really nothing special.