Outliers

"In Outliers, I want to convince you that these kinds of personal explanations of success don't work. People don't rise from nothing. We owe something to parentage and patronage. The people who stand before kings may look like they did it all by themselves. But in fact they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot."

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Malcolm Gladwell and the Hidden Advantage

 

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In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell talks about "hidden advantages" to success, and uses Canadian hockey as one example.  Eligibility is usually based on a cutoff date - how old are you on this date.  Such a date can put two kids on the same team, but nearly a year-apart in age.

 

 

 

 

 

The Bad Birthday Kids

 

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Birthday Beneficiaries

 

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There's No Catching Up

 

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