Maybe I’m the only reader in the world who’s lukewarm on Gladwell. His books seem like good magazine articles overblown into full length books, which waters down the content into a thin gruel. I didn’t find anything totally mindblowingly amazing in this work either… we set arbitrary dates and thus affect things (cutoff date for hockey team registration means people at the very beginning of the next period are older, and bigger and get more help), people who were born during a particular time (1830s) are able to take advantage of government deregulation and thus become some of the wealthiest people ever, people who practice things at least for 10,000 hours get to be really good at that task…

auth=Gladwell, Malcolm
sub=The Story of Success