15 More Must-Read Business Books That Could Change Your Life

The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Glawell’s 2008 book, Outliers, asks the question: Why do some people succeed and achieve great success while others don’t? What sets people like Mozart, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg apart?

Outliers offers readers a glimpse into what makes the great ones great by defining and exploring the factors that contribute to a person’s success in life. Outliers are defined as, “something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body.” Gladwell seeks to find out what makes them different. Where are they from and what are the details of their backgrounds? It’s an interesting theory and a revealing look at the distribution of opportunity and success.