Saturday, March 04, 2006

mr. blink's new blog

I've written here previously about one of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell. In his articles in The New Yorker, and his bestselling books Blink and The Tipping Point, Gladwell has explored all kinds of topics, from health care and homelessness to dog bites, college admissions, screened orchestral auditions, etc.... Every topic he covers seems to open up insights into all sorts of tangentially related questions - and frequently provide intriguing, contrarian answers. His pieces also make perfect conversation-starters at parties and water-cooler gatherings, where a story about ketchup can spiral into a philosophical discussion about taste and aesthetics.

Gladwell started his own blog recently at The only problem is that his posts have already prompted endlessly fascinating comment chains - let the procrastinator beware! If your computer is audio-equipped, you might also want to check out a lecture Gladwell gave at Columbia's Miller Theatre, "Age Before Beauty." I would tell you more, but my own procrastination meter seems to be running low.

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