There is a long-standing association between youth and creativity, that like a house that needs to be bulldozed rather than renovated, disruption is a young person's game. Indeed, as Albert-Lászlo Barabási confirmed in his assessment of age and success, it seems to hold. But the data tells a different, counter-intuitive story, now in plain site. Younger people create a greater number of impacts, it's true, but older people have a greater probability of succeeding. They just stop trying at some point and so there are fewer of them.