Here's the quote that summed up the book for me: "To build a better world, we need to replace the patchwork of lucky breaks and arbitrary advantages that today determine success -- the fortunate birth dates and the happy accidents of history -- with a society that provides opportunities for all." The rest is substantiation for that one sentence. An interesting, fun, quick read. I love Gladwell as a writer but do question some of his conclusions. I liked this book, though, because I think a lot about how we as a society should take advantage of the human potential we have available, and I'm pretty sure we waste a large percentage of it. I think when we figure this out, the whole civilization is going to leap forward tremendously, like another agricultural revolution or industrial revolution only much moreso. I can't wait to see it happen, and I love thinking about (and nudging along) the process as it comes about.