Saturday, March 20, 2010

Who is successful?

A KUOW radio show: Malcolm Gladwell: Who Is Successful? Why?

David Brooks discusses Gladwell's Outliers in Lost in the Crowd and notes that "Bill Gates was lucky to go to a great private school with its own computer at the dawn of the information revolution." Brooks then rejects Gladwell's thesis, arguing as rich folks do that the individual matters most.

But smart gamblers always bet the odds.

thanks for the link, David Raffin!