Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

"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."

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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?"


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!

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