“Outliers” is Malcolm Gladwell’s account of a specific type of person deemed an “outlier.” He clearly explains how there is no such thing as "genius" or "talent". Using the accounts of successful people ranging from Mozart to Bill Gates to The Beatles, he makes an analysis of all the elements that contributed to their success or mastery, and in doing so dispels the myth of "genius". After reading this book you'll realize that “genius” is something that is created, not a gift or inborn.
26 books that will change the way you see the world. I think I'll put these on my list of books to read in 2014.