Based on the arguments presented by the author, I agree that practical intelligence plays an important role in one’s success. Knowing how to communicate, building relationships and acting responsibly are some of the critical skills that practical intelligence instills in an individual. As noted by the author, IQ only works to a given point, beyond which it does not provide any significant advantages to the individual. What is needed to provide the advantages beyond those provided by IQ is practical intelligence. The success of an individual is not solely based on the qualities and abilities he/she is born with but rather on what he/she learns. This knowledge is critical in making the person adapt to the world and understand how to deal with the challenges presented. Although Gladwell has mainly focused on practical intelligence, I believe that self drive is an important factor necessary for success. Even though artificial intelligence can be learnt from our families and those around us, one has to have the drive or desire to learn these skills. Even if one is brought up in the best family, this will not be of any advantage if he/she lacks self drive. In addition, although a person may possess a certain talent or ability, it requires self drive in order to fully nurture the talent. Success belongs to those people who are willing to learn and take up challenges and opportunities. This is achieved only when a person has the inner drive to do so.