Malcolm Gladwell gives a preview of his new book, Outliers. The book has been getting mixed reviews, but on the basis of this discussion I think I’m going to give it a whirl. (If you’re watching, you’ll want to skip to about the 5 minute mark, where the talk really begins.)
If you haven’t read much Gladwell, I’d of course recommend starting with The Tipping Point. See also the archive of his writings for the New Yorker and his infrequently updated blog.
Update: Oh look, the first chapter of Outliers is online.