The Question and Answer section for Outliers is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The "theory" of the "Matthew Effect"?
Gladwell contends that there should not be cut off dates to when children can join a club or a sport. Gladwell contends that Kids that don't make the cut-off date within a year do poorly compared to the children that do make the cut-off date.
Yes, I believe that certain people are born with certain talents.
Gladwell says that in the end, preparation becomes plays a bigger role than talent. The "best" practice more than anyone else. Thus, someone with innate talent must still prepare or...