The themes of the collection are a good way to characterize Gladwell himself: a minor genius who unwittingly demonstrates the hazards of statistical reasoning and who occasionally blunders into spectacular failures.
Best quote I’ve ever seen on Gladwell. I’m glad he is who he is and that he brings attention to such important topics of our time. But he is frustrating to those who know better. I love the topics, love the style, but I’m way to often frustrated by the reasoning. He’ll often confuse correlation and causation and then discuss correlation and causation in the next chapter.