Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Someone else ...

... who finds Malcolm Gladwell underwhelming: Kevin Jackson on Outliers.

Gladwell has pretty much the same schtick as Thomas Friedman: Coin a term or a catchphrase, then frame an argument and marshal evidence to show that the term or phrase illuminates something we're supposed to be concerned about. They're hucksters. What are they selling? Cocktail party talking points.

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