In his most recent bestseller, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell encourages a different understanding of adversity -- to recognize disadvantages as genuine advantages.
Many of the skeptics took the opportunity to speculate freely about this unassuming Greg Smith figure -- even the name has a kind of Goldmanite uniformity -- and his motivations, often to his detriment. Why did he do it?
Goldman Sachs writes the "vast majority of people at Goldman" -- people paid by them -- have a different view than Greg Smith. To 'support" an argument with this type of biased data is the statistical equivalent of cheating at cards.