Malcom Gladwell has rightly adapted the tag line of the book as "The Story of Success." I find the book amusing in many ways---there are reflections on my own life which I can relate. The quest started with "Bad Luck or Dumbness (the details span over to Luck vs. Details debate by Salman Kasbati.
Some answers I learned in life myself, and some other answers were provided by the book. The nice thing is that Malcom has gone through case studies and hence there is considerable empirical analysis on which he basis his claims.