What makes the outliers outliers? Gladwell with his suave finesse of storytelling unveils stories of success through two focal lenses: opportunity and legacy. Hard-work is an absolutely necessary ingredient for success, but that matters when and where and around whom it is practiced and performed. Unbeknownst to the vast majority, success is not solo-act: success is the interweaving of chance, challenge, and community. The chance to shine. The challenge to continue to shine. And the community that fosters the shine. To know one’s history should not be an egotistic venture, but rather a humbling acknowledgement of the truth: you had both the opportunity and legacy for your success.