Malcolm Gladwell has a new book, Outliers: The Story of Success, which apparently touches on some of the same issues and evidence as my still-far-from-published book. Of course my first instinct is to bash my head against a brick wall -- to overlap material with *and* be beaten to press by one of the most compelling non-fiction writers of our time . . . not good. My hunch, though, is that the two books will complement far more than compete with one another. After I've turned in my manuscript (in a few months), I'll read his book and offer some thoughts in this space.