The Question and Answer section for Outliers is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Gladwell claims that Ericsson discovered the most successful violinists were those who' spent at least 10,000 hours practicing by the time they turned twenty. Note, since Outliers was published, Ericsson and other researched involved in the...
In 1971, the University of Michigan opened its "state of the art" computer center.
In Chapter Two, Gladwell's purpose is to highlight the importance of birthdays. He explains success as having more to do with luck and practice than anything else.