Thanks to Sarah (who lent me her copy) I was able to read pop sociologist Malcom Gladwell's latest book on what it takes to be uber-successful.
Gladwell is one of the most entertaining writers of non-fiction I've ever read. Although I think he does better as a micro-sociologist (examining individual stories) than he does in the macro realm (trying to explain large scale happenings), his book is a thoroughly great read - in the same class as The Tipping Point and Blink.
At least I know now why I wasn't that much of a worldly success - born in the wrong timeframe, and lacked the opportunity to grind it out for 10,000 hours in my choice of craft. However as a husband , dad, and hopefully granddad I'm doing OK.