Malcolm Gladwell writes some of the coolest stuff I read. I think I feel that way because his obsessions seem to be so much like my own. Except he actually goes out and finds stuff to write about, while I gladly sit back and benefit from his labors.
Anyway, I went looking for more of his articles and found his official site, with lots of his pieces available for download.
And while there I discovered he has a new book coming out next month called “Blink”. I’m totally jazzed to read this thing. Here’s a bit from the info on his site about it.
Certainly that’s what we’ve always been told. We live in a society dedicated to the idea that we’re always better off gathering as much information and spending as much time as possible in deliberation. As children, this lesson is drummed into us again and again: haste makes waste, look before you leap, stop and think. But I don’t think this is true. There are lots of situations–particularly at times of high pressure and stress–when haste does not make waste, when our snap judgments and first impressions offer a much better means of making sense of the world.
I’ve been pretty preoccupied with work and life, so this is the only post I’ve made in a while. And likely it will be the last before 2005.
So, have joyous holidays (in spite of the fact that they’re holidays), and here’s wishing you a better year in 2005, regardless of how good or bad 2004 was for you.