Malcolm Gladwell hits the ‘dipping point’ on Twitter

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, the bouffant New York journalist writes about the 10,000-hour rule and how so-called outliers or geniuses are not born, they just have to do the time.

He cites other factors and happenstance in how those 10,000 hours turn into influence and by all criteria is a fascinating approach to what makes certain people rise above their peers. Continue reading

Malcolm Gladwell hits the 'dipping point' on Twitter

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, the bouffant New York journalist writes about the 10,000-hour rule and how so-called outliers or geniuses are not born, they just have to do the time.

He cites other factors and happenstance in how those 10,000 hours turn into influence and by all criteria is a fascinating approach to what makes certain people rise above their peers. Continue reading

TEDx speakers enthuse (half of) Brighton's digerati

There was consternation among Brighton’s digerati after the latest TEDx event pulled into town leaving more than 250 applicants without a (free) ticket to the event.

The TEDx organisers were seemingly not to blame. Ticket distribution was democratic and even if the capacity of the venue was undersized, the successful 250 applicants were broadly representative of the city and its mix of scuzzy, student, innovative and digital. Continue reading

TEDx speakers enthuse (half of) Brighton’s digerati

There was consternation among Brighton’s digerati after the latest TEDx event pulled into town leaving more than 250 applicants without a (free) ticket to the event.

The TEDx organisers were seemingly not to blame. Ticket distribution was democratic and even if the capacity of the venue was undersized, the successful 250 applicants were broadly representative of the city and its mix of scuzzy, student, innovative and digital. Continue reading

Athletes should stick to getting fitter, not Twitter

Since he signed his five-year contract at Liverpool football club in 2007, Ryan Babel has spent more time warming his Dutch bottom on the bench rather than playing for his team.

Used as an ‘impact player’ who comes on as a substitute and occasionally changes a game, he has made more impact on Twitter than the greensward of Anfield. Continue reading