"We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur. But that's the wrong lesson. Our world only allowed one thirteen-year-old unlimited access to a time sharing terminal in 1968. If a million teenagers had been given the same opportunity, how many more Microsofts would we have today?"- Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell is an English-born Canadian journalist, best-selling author, and public speaker whose writing often deals with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences (see e.g., Outliers)Related Posts:
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