On to the next one! Tipping Point was good, but I enjoyed Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell even more. It delved into the stories of rare cases of success in a number of fields -- lawyers, entrepreneurs, health, pilots -- and showed that success is much less a factor of individual freak talent and much more a factor of being in the right place at the right time and in the right community.
Yes, individual talent and IQ matter, but only to a minimal extent; once they're above a certain minimal threshold, it's about other factors much more. Those other factors are individual hard work (10,000 hours of practice) and being in the right situation. The amazing statistics the book exposed about the birth dates of athletes and famous people were really interesting and showed that success is much more about being born in the right month and year than we expect.
Part 1 opportunity
Ch 1 Matthew effect
Ch 2: 10000 hour rule
Ch 3 troubled geniuses part 1
Ch 4 the trouble with geniuses part 2
Ch 5 three lessons of joe
Part 2 legacy
Ch 6 Kentucky die like a man like your brother did
Ch 8 rice paddies and math tests