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Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's new book, "Outliers," explains why hockey players born early in the year have a big advantage. Q&A

Updated: December 8, 2008, 12:49 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Special to Page 2

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of the best-sellers "The Tipping Point," and "Blink." He's also a sports fan, and has plenty to say about how his latest book, "Outliers," published on Nov. 18 and No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list the past two weeks, sheds lots of light on sports.

Gladwell's formula in "Outliers": pick a person, place or thing that's out of the ordinary. Tell the "conventional" story of why it is so. Then tell the story ...

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