Oct 11, 2011, 06:29AM

The Geniuses We'll Never Know

"So the question is not, how do we produce more Steves? The normal process of human reproduction will ensure a steady supply of what Malcolm Gladwell has called 'outliers.' The question should be, how do we ensure that the next Steve Jobs fulfills his potential?"

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  • The circumstances in which the kid grows up are obviously just as important as his endemic ability...Jobs' parents were engineers and artists I believe, and you can see how Apple's products came to be. But equally important visionaries grow out of opposition to everything, to shitty surroundings growing up. Just make media/knowledge more widely available and appealing.

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