NYMag Profile of Malcolm Gladwell

Another profile of Malcolm Gladwell, this with his next book Outliers: The Story of Success set to release Tuesday.

Outliers is at once Gladwell’s least and most ambitious book. Unlike The Tipping Point and Blink, which took their counterintuitiveness to extremes, the conventional wisdom Gladwell seeks to demolish in Outliers isn’t even really CW anymore. Is there anyone who still believes that “success is exclusively a matter of individual merit,