"Superstar lawyers and math whizzes and software entrepreneurs appear at first blush to lie outside ordinary experience. But they don't. They are products of history and community, of opportunity and legacy. Their success is not execptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advatages and inhertiances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all criticial to making them who they are. The outlier, in the end, is not an outlier at all."