The book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell sets out to explain society’s own “Outliers”; people who have risen to great success, effectively separating themselves from the masses. It explains how these outliers came to be, using examples such as why Asians are so good at math (hint; it comes from their culture!), and analyzing situations such as how Bill Gates came to be so successful. It also presents concepts such as the 10,000 hour rule, meaning that you have to do any specific thing for 10,000 hours in order to truly have mastered it.
This book illustrates the importance of cultural legacy, opportunity, and ambition in success, and stresses that “success” is not something that can just be brought about by any intrinsic personality trait. It takes many different variables to be successful. It is definitely a recommended read if you are interested in psychology as well as nonfiction that can be applied to your own life.