Joseph Finder is the author of Paranoia, Company Man, and the upcoming Killer Instinct. His thrillers focus on characters who inhabit the cut-throat corporate world.
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of Blink and The Tipping Point. He writes on corporate culture as well as social habits.Killer Instinct will be available for download on May 16, 2006.
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This is a free flowing discussion of a number of different topics that I found very interesting about different perspectives on topics such as writing styles, authors, human behavior, the corporate world, what makes people successful, etc.
I felt this interview could not have gone better. I learned more about Malcolm Gladwell and felt I knew him better as a writer after I listened to their exchange. I want to read the Tipping Point again and will be certain to pick up or listen to Blink. Great interview on both sides, such a great conversation.
It's always interesting to listen to niche people converse or be interviewed. Malcolm Gladwell has written some interesting books. That's why I downloaded this free conversation. I found both these guys deeply enmeshed in what they do by the nature of their conversation. There are a few tips if you are an inspiring writer too.
(This review written by a 36 year old female) Gladwell carries so much more credibility than Finder. Finder continues to seek Gladwell's agreement with any theory or conclusion that Finder has. I assume that Finder looks up to Gladwell, that's pretty apparent from the conversation. I was OK with the conversation until Finder got to the part where he elaborated on why women are not in sales. He went too far when justify reasons or excuses as to why men are keeping women out of the work force. It started to sound subjective instead of objective which is what prompted me to write this review. I adore ALL of Gladwell's books and have not yet read anything by Finder... not sure if I will.
I'd read anything about how Malcolm Gladwell processes stuff. In this interview, he tells us how he himself chooses books---I took it to be great advice.
No matter where you go, there you are.
While good at what they otherwise accomplish as writers, this dialogue serves to degrade each of their accomplishments. Gladwell is an undocumented social observer and Finder writes improbable stories about a contemporary white knight. Why in the name of all meaningful things would anyone care whatever it was this conversation was about?
Utter waste of time.
Dr. Deb has traveled to some 60 countries, teaching, motivating, producing videos and reporting on a variety of topics. She works in the non-profit sector is adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities.
Fun and insightful conversation between two friends. Is like being a fly on the wall.
I am a big Malcolm Gladwell fan, so I enjoyed sitting in on a conversation between him & a friend (Joseph Finder). It was sometimes hard to tell who was talking, but in the end, it didn't matter. Both guys are great thinkers, can articulate concepts, and have a great sense of humor.
The free interchange of topics discussed and the way that naturaly one issue lead to another, no mather how unrelated they were.
Both writers are the main characters.
I haven't. I don't have anything to say, either of good or bad about him. I guess it was an okay job.
I found very interesting the way the author of Blink buys books. He goes three times to a bookstore for every purchase and may lose interest in any book only due to an minor aesthetical failure in the presentation of it. He took very seriously Oscar Wilde sayings that only superficial man don't pay attention to the outer appearance of things. His mind seemed not to have a central issue to study things. Any book to him is just about the same. I don't agree with those views, but I liked listening to his ideas, anyway, whatever they were.
I've listened to it two times already. There are a few clues for writers to be, writers of lesser books, nonetheless.
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