This book has been out for awhile, and I finally got to it! You may have seen the author on 60 Minutes, when the news show discussed parents holding back their children a year in school to give them an advantage. That was an unintentional byproduct of this book!
Gladwell’s point is that things don’t occur in a vacuum, though he does seem to make a shift towards the end of the book to emphasize the importance of hard work. If you haven’t read this book, I think you will enjoy it!