About the Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Book: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success is a non-fiction book written by Malcolm Gladwell and published by Little, Brown, and Company on November 18, 2008. In Outliers, Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Wikipedia
- Originally published: November 18, 2008
- Author: Malcolm Gladwell
- Genre: A self-help book
- Title: Outliers: The Story of Success amazon.com
- Cover artist: Allison J. Warner
- Dewey Decimal: 302 22
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- Opportunity number one was that Gates got set to Lakeside. How many high schools in the world had access to a time-sharing terminal in 1968?
- Opportunity number two was that the mothers of Lakeside had enough money to pay for the school's computer fees.
- Number three was that, when that money ran out, one of the parents happened to work at C-Cubed, which happened to need someone to check its code on the weekends, and also happened not to care if weekends turned into weeknights.
- Number four was that Gates just happened to find out about ISI, and ISI just happened to need someone to work on its payroll software.
- Number five was that Gates happened to live within walking distance of the University of Washington.
- Number six was that the university happened to have free computer time between three and six in the morning.
- Number seven was that REW happened to call Bud Pembroke.
- Number eight was that the best programmers Pembroke knew for that particular problem happened to be two high school kids. and
- Number nine was that Lakeside was willing to let those kids spend their spring term miles away, writing code.