Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell – Why it’s an Important Book & Why You Don’t Need to Feel Discouraged by its Message
If you work hard, believe in yourself and persevere, you will be successful.
Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Also, how familiar is this storyline to you: Person from very humble beginnings makes an invention/starts a small business, has a very hard time at first and almost loses everything but manages to finally rise to the top and becomes very rich and successful.
That’s basically the standard success story that you can find in many, many biographical accounts of successful people. The message these stories carry is usually that success was achieved through hard work and personal sacrifice at times and, more importantly, that therefore anyone can make it.