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Malcolm Gladwell: Aspiring Journalists Should Skip J-School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Malcolm Gladwell told TIME magazine that he would tell aspiring young journalists today to skip journalism school and study something else instead. "...

Stephen Colbert Questions Malcolm Gladwell On His Quest For Connections (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Malcolm Gladwell was on "The Colbert Report" last night talking about his new book, "What the Dog Saw". He and Stephen discussed his never-ending curi...

In Praise of Slow Thinking

Carl Honore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Honore

Slow Thinking is intuitive, woolly and creative. It is what we do when the pressure is off, and there is time to let ideas simmer on the back burner. It yields rich, nuanced insights and sometimes surprising breakthroughs.

Learning To Love Foods You Don't Like

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

While it's true that taste is subjective, I've never heard a convincing argument that it's better to dislike a food than to like it. It is certainly more fun to like things, and it is often far more convenient.

Joe Gregory, Lehman President, | Moe Tkacik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Page 120 of Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big To Fail addresses the problem of bankers being too dumb to read. (Hey, you can't say Gladwell didn't warn us ...

Book Review Round-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Your weekly book review round-up: The Wild Things, Dave Eggers The San Francisco Chronicle The reader knows from the picture book how the story will...

The Montauk Monster: Mysteries, etc.

The Montauk Monster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Montauk Monster

Oh dear, this has been such a hilarious and terrible day for me. I came to the beach for the same reason we all come to the beach: for sun, surf, and ...

First Draft of Tiger's Official Statement Leaked

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The Borowitz Report has obtained the first draft of Tiger Woods' official statement regarding his recent woes.

Genius: a Talk With Edwidge Danticat

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

"When [my first novel] was just published, people walked up to me and told me that someone who worked at their house is Haitian," Danticat said. "Now there are a number of people telling me that their doctor is Haitian."

Stock Picks and Fake Smiles

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

When you are working with an unstable system, like the stock market or a gun battle or both having too much on your mind will slow you down.

Bait and Switch Business Relationships

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on a higher goal that they forget about the people who help get them there.

Clash of Titans: Anderson Vs. Gladwell

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

After reading Gladwell's review (which, to Anderson's point and ironically, is free on the New Yorker's website), I got the distinct impression that Gladwell was being a little jealous and piqued.

Late Bloomers?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Recovery, making a life of contribution despite and with a mental illness, is about hope and belief and patience and persistence.

A Great Debate About Ideas

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Berry

In his book Free, Chris Anderson gathered the wood and laid out the fire by saying news, information, music, and films are going to be free.

Malcolm Gladwell and Others Bring a Novel Approach to Book Readings

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Reading aloud from their books, authors hope that readers will relate to the material, its characters, themes, comedic moments and underlying messages. When writers can convey these elements themselves, it's even more potentially provocative and lucrative.

Educators Urged to Allow Their Students to Fail

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esther Wojcicki

In today's world, many students in the U.S. schools aren't taught to work hard.

Expert As Frenemy: Notes On The New Yorker Summit

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjay Khanna

Human nature leads us to turn towards expert-dependent disciplines to save us from ourselves but to what extent are experts -- and our own competence -- the frenemy in our midst?

Amazon's Kindle DX: The End of Paper?

Dan Dubno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Dubno

Everyone who has predicted the demise of paper has so far been completely wrong. But that was before the advent of a fully-functional full-figured e-book reader.

Why Little Louie Can Never Be A Genius

Gerald Sindell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerald Sindell

Only a very few of have a certain level of gift that is completely beyond anything 10,000 or even a million hours of focused work can give you. These are the geniuses. And their gift came from inside.

Susan Boyle, Gay Marriage, and Not Trusting Your Gut

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jay Michaelson

I've learned, however, not to dignify the "gut reactions" of bigotry with any kind of value. This is how moral progress takes place: we learn to stop trusting the gut reactions based on falsehoods we've been taught.

And The Geeks Shall Pwn The Earth

Aisha Tyler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Aisha Tyler

Thankfully for recovering childhood nerds like me, geeks have recently, finally, come into vogue. Witness the ambivalent, doughy sexiness of a Seth Rogen, or the oddly attractive post-pubescent cool of a Michael Cera

10 Life-Changing Tips From Top Connectors

Sally Horchow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Horchow

Connectors' lives -- both innately and deliberately -- are built around their meaningful connections with other people.

Real Progress on Homelessness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

We can end chronic homelessness, but only if we abandon ineffective and entrenched practices.

Barry Schwartz on Incentives, Education and Making Wise Choices

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

It's important to understand that looking for the best is a self-defeating, misery-making strategy; that we should, in general, be looking for good enough, not the best.

When Smart People Get It Sooo Wrong: Malcolm Gladwell's Solutions for American Education

Martin Carnoy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The assertion that we don't know what makes good teachers before trying them out for a few years while measuring their students' test gains is simply not true.