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Malcolm Gladwell Explains Why “CrackBerry” Balsillie Will Win Coyotes

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Jim Balsillie, billionaire and co-CEO of BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion, had the bestselling author of Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell, as his college roommate. In his new book, Outliers, Gladwell explains the success of elite hockey players, The Beatles, Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates, and various Americans living in New York City.

Maybe he could explain why his buddy Balsillie is a billionaire and why he will win his battle over NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman—eventually.
 
Gladwell's book begins with his research on why a disproportionate number of elite hockey players are born in the first few months of the calendar year.

The answer, he points out, is that youth hockey leagues determi...

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