Malcolm Gladwell

Good profile of Malcolm Gladwell in the New York Times. Particularly nice are the two mp3 clips of the interview. Interesting to hear his voice in conversation. Not that he’s unaware of the theater of the interview, but conversation is a little more “in the moment” than reading words.

“People are experience rich and theory poor. People who are busy doing things — as opposed to people who are busy sitting around, like me, reading and having coffee in coffee shops — don’t have opportunities to kind of collect and organize their experiences and make sense of them.”

One of the perks of being a best-selling author: Receiving $40,000 per speaking engagement. One of the challenges: having to write lengthy disclosure statements about potential conflicts.