For those who don't know, Malcolm Gladwell is one of Canada's top intellectual minds who is highly respected on the world stage. I am sometimes spellbound when I watch an interview with him by his logical way of thinking and how he can make any subject he's discussing very interesting to the common person. He calls it the "Come Out and Play" factor.......in other words, he'll entice you to want to read his thoughts and ideas by making it fun and simple. In many ways, we see the same in Bob Young when he speaks. He can take the most technical subject and bring it down to a level that most of us can follow along. Both Gladwell and Young are interesting story tellers I find and make the listener/reader somewhat riveted when they talk or write.
Now, having said all that, I just read an entry on Mr. Gladwell's blog concerning drafting professional Quarterbacks and how the theory of the # 1 round picks being the best pick is way flawed. The # 2 round picks are far better for managers to go after.
Give it a read anyways. I agree with the rather complicated, but rational, reasoning as it makes perfect sense.[url=http://gladwell.typepad.com/gladwellcom/2009/11/more-on-quarterbacks.html]http://gladwell.typepad.com/gladwellcom ... backs.html[/url]