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February 14, 2005



This book has been mentioned a lot on ESPN.com as well in terms of game planning and instincts, etc. I need to pick it up, sounds interesting. They interviewed Gladwell before the Super Bowl and he had a lot of ideas on how the Eagles could run a no-huddle and win.


Interesting to know that Gladwell was a football pundit. There are some sports examples in the book, Larry Bird's court vision while playing, a tennis coach who could predict serve faults with amamzing accuracy, but nothing about no-huddle offenses. It's a short and interesting read; you should pickup a copy.


Just finished and Iam going to check out Tipping Point now. I thought that part on thin slicing divorce rates based on a 15 minute conversation was revealing. Contempt was the indicator. The police stuff was good as well. I am going to give it to Dad to read. Makes sense now that I have read it what he was saying about Donovan McNabb running a no-huddle offense and making split decisions (or Peyton Manning for example). The book also makes you question a lot of stereotypical prejudices that you may not even realize.


I think you'll enjoy The Tipping Point as well. There's lots of good antecdotal information there as well. Did you finish Are We Hungry by Eggers yet? How was it?


I have not started it yet, I am am halfway thru the 2004 non required reading text he edited. I just saw Hotel Rwanda (extremely powerful) and was reminded of a great short story about a runner from Rwanda that escaped the genocide in the non required reading.

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