Malcolm Gladwell
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process


The hair let Stephen know the interview would be fantastic.




Malcolm Gladwell was Stephen Colbert's guest on the May 1, 2007 edition of The Colbert Report.

He may or may not represent a new generation of Malcolm in black America.

January 22, 2008 NailingEdit


Talking About IQs

    • IQ's are dubious usefulness
  • IQ scores have gone up
    • we're better at answering the questions in the test
    • if Lincoln took IQ today, would be considered retarded
      • Probably shot himself combing his hair with a gun and barely feed himself
    • knives and potatoes do not belong together
  • measure intelligence by who makes the most money
  • Dr. Colbert's IQ is "A" (95)

November 17, 2008 NailingEdit


  • he knows why certain people become successful, Stephen does too: it's called trust funds
  • third time
    • maybe he'll win


Malcolm Gladwell
composed at least one non-audiobook book.

  • book: Outliers: The Story of Success
  • outlier
    • fancy scientific term lies outside the statistical normal
    • statistically off the charts
  • he is not an outlier
  • Bill Gates
  • The Beatles
  • how can we stop them
    • they make us look bad
  • Gates was lucky
    • when he's 13 years old
  • might have been ordained by God
  • the year you're born can indicate one's success
  • 1935 was best year of 20th century
    • smallest generation
  • basically astrology
    • high end astrology
  • He's a virgo
    • born in 1963
  • best year of human history
    • 1830's: 22% of 75 richest people of all time
  • you don't know what an advantage is until the end of your life
  • buy it now, read it later

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