The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell Keynotes - Keynotes by Malcolm Gladwell are as complex and inquisitive as his famous non-fiction written works....
Malcolm Gladwell explores three conditions that he says constrain capitalization or limit the exploitation of human potential in America: poverty, stupidity, and culture. For stupidity, Gladwell explores the effect of hockey age cut-offs on the success of young hockey players. Since the cut-off is January 1, the largest children tend to get picked to play hockey at a higher level, which allows them more practice time, games, and one-on-one coaching, making them better in the long run, when in the beginning they were really just bigger than the boys born in the second half of the year.