Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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"Bank of America Features Malcolm Gladwell"

"Taking another step in its ongoing effort to encourage small business growth, Bank of America today announced it has conducted a series of events with Malcolm Gladwell to deliver quality education and actionable advice to small business owners in various markets throughout the country."
THE HECK???

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barnhouse (#1,326)

Dude has never run a business?! And is crazy! Gffftgh.

jfruh (#713)

@barnhouse Malcolm Gladwell Inc. is in fact monstrously profitable.

jfruh (#713)

After the revolution can I be in charge of rounding up all the people who use "quality" as a synonym for "good" and putting them into camps?

City_Dater (#2,500)

I'm going to assume the writer is well aware of the second definition of "actionable" and is having a little fun here, because otherwise I'm just going to grumble about business english word salads all day.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@City_Dater That is my secret favorite business jargon snafu.

pjeh (#179,310)

Malcolm is a crypto tobacco industry shill, so…

"Malcolm Gladwell has described himself as a “conversation starter” who likes to “ask questions” and “follow-up” with more questions. Well, here’s a question for Malcolm Gladwell: When you wrote all those pro-tobacco articles and tobacco industry executives sang your praises, were they paying you to be their shill? Or did you just volunteer to write tobacco-friendly propaganda, out of a sincere belief in the righteousness of their cause?"

[snip]

According to Malcolm Gladwell, circa-1990, smoking was the only thing keeping Social Security and Medicare from going totally bankrupt. Ha! And you thought tobacco companies were evil! They’re the best friends our grandparents ever had!

http://exiledonline.com/malcolm-gladwell-tobacco-industry-shill/

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