Quote of the Day: Malcolm Gladwell Summarizes His Book Jacket for You

“What we do as a community, as a society, for each other, matters as much as what we do for ourselves. It sounds a little trite, but there’s a powerful amount of truth in that, I think.” – Malcolm Gladwell breaks down the “message” of his latest book, Outliers: The Story of Success, so now you don’t even have to read it. [A.V. Club]

In case you’re wondering, though, reviewers have found a much less optimistic “message” from Gladwell’s analysis of the main components of success. Salon‘s Louis Bayard argues: Outliers gives all of us hope. Except when it doesnt.