Just wanted to give you two recommendations:
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell – This is the first book I have read by Gladwell and was thoroughly impressed! Outliers examines our underlying assumptions about success. We often think that people are successful because of hard work and/or talent. Gladwell would agree that is certainly part of it but far from a complete picture of what makes certain people successful. In a book that examines everything from 19th century tycoons, Canadian hockey, and even his own personal story, he argues that success has as much to do with lucky breaks, cultural heritage, and even what generation an individual is born as it does with natural ability. I read this book in a week and cannot wait to pick up Gladwell’s first book, The Tipping Point.
- Slumdog Millionaire – Incredible!!! 100% deserving of the Academy Award for Best Picture! I am really excited about this new wave of foreign films coming into the US. SM does a great job of displaying the gap between the wealthy and poor and the lack of human rights in different areas of the world (in this case India). Excellent film!