Malcolm Gladwell Explains Why Human Potential Is Being Squandered

Highlights from a PopTech Talk by Sociologist Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Outliers: The Story of Success.”


The capitalization rate is the percentage of capable individuals that realize their potential.

The rate at which a 6’10” man is given an opportunity to play basketball.

Most of the hockey players have early birthdates (50% cap rate).