Elvis wasn’t the first musician or even the first rock’n’roll singer-- he was just early enough to enter an uncrowded space and make the most it. Bill Gates saw the Altair and knew it needed to an operating system. Steve Jobs saw all of the technology and talent that was ready to pop and capitalized on it. If you get in a little too early, you’re building it all. If you get too late, you’re in a crowded community pool.