“Nobody Knows Anything” – Malcolm Gladwell sweeps through a large swath of the 20th century of American Business in a Tour de Force

If you read this blog, you know that I am a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell.  And as much as I like his books, I equally like his essays (all but the very most recent archived here). Here are some excerpts from his essay entitled The Risk Pool.  (I re-read this essay after it was… Read More “Nobody Knows Anything” – Malcolm Gladwell sweeps through a large swath of the 20th century of American Business in a Tour de Force

Can we Really Blame it on Gladwell?

There’s this great scene in Annie Hall.  Alvy (Woody Allen) overhears this arrogant teacher comment about Marshall McLuhan.  Here’s a condensed version of the scene from the script: ALVY you don’t know anything about Marshall McLuhan’s work! MAN IN LINE Really?  Really?  I happen to teach a class at Columbia called “TV Media and Culture”! … Read More Can we Really Blame it on Gladwell?

Malcolm Gladwell has a New Article (on the Financial Meltdown) — and People are Already Disagreeing

“It is a great principle in psychiatry that ‘all symptoms are overdetermined.’  This means that they have more than one cause…. I want to scream this from the rooftops:  ‘All symptoms are overdetermined.’”  M. Scott Peck, In Search of Stones Malcolm Gladwell has a new article out.  Gladwell fans wait for these with great anticipation. … Read More Malcolm Gladwell has a New Article (on the Financial Meltdown) — and People are Already Disagreeing

Game On: Handicap Match — Gladwell vs. Godin and Anderson

My favorite book of the last few years is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  (and I also enjoyed Blink and his first, The Tipping Point).  One of my favorite blogs is Seth Godin’s blog.  I very much liked The Long Tail by Chris Anderson, and already have scheduled “Free” by Chris Anderson in the fall for the… Read More Game On: Handicap Match — Gladwell vs. Godin and Anderson

Malcolm Gladwell’s Enduring Appeal — Consider Outliers and The Tipping Point

I just checked, for the fun of it.  And Outliers:  The Story of Success,  is the second highest non-fiction book on the over-all list of bests sellers on Amazon.com.  The Tipping Point, after nearly nine years, is still in the top 50.  And his second book, Blink, is still in the top 100.  This is… Read More Malcolm Gladwell’s Enduring Appeal — Consider Outliers and The Tipping Point