Tag Archives: Malcolm Gladwell

Erik the Viking, Goliath and Jonathan Martin

The family of the giant Philistine warrior beheaded by David, Goliath from Gath, filed suit today in the International Criminal Court at The Hague against the past King of Judah and Israel under a crime of aggression statue. The family’s … Continue reading

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Highly questionable or in the tank?

Dan Le Batard’s recent column makes various assertions about the finances of the Miami Marlins which echoes what Jeffrey Loria would have us believe. I don’t know when Le Batard would ever reach the point of skepticism about his Marlins … Continue reading

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Think we really know about any public figure?

The tragedy of Jerry Sandusky’s crimes highlights something always useful to recall. How much we don’t really know about public figures. Imagine you had been asked to answer the question below in secret, as part of a Malcolm Gladwell-like ‘blink … Continue reading

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Miami Marlins Stadium Agreement: What Went Right

David Samson has lied so often with his public comments about the Marlins finances, he is understandably ignored even when making a good point. David meet Aesop, he no Hee-seop [Choi]. Here are Samson’s comments as reported in Juan C. … Continue reading

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How Loria Took Money For Personal Use

The Miami Herald on Sunday, in an article by Charles Rabin and Adam Beasley, did a good job of summarizing the issues surrounding the web site Deadspin’srelease of the financial statements for various MLB teams. In addition, they got the … Continue reading

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Marching For Freedom In Cuba On SW 8th Street

Update Mar 27: Click to see the fair Washington Post article about the march. Practically every person of Cuban descent fortunate enough to be living in the United States hopes and fears the following about the latest turmoil in Cuba: … Continue reading

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Pirate Finances – Gladwell’s Law

Malcolm Gladwell’s Law – Journalists need to have a better grasp of financial figures in order to truly understand some of their subjects. A good place to analyze how a better understanding of finances could impact a journalist’s work is … Continue reading

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Introduction To Malcolm Gladwell’s Law

Malcolm Gladwell’s Law – Journalists need to have a better grasp of financial figures in order to truly understand some of their subjects. In an obvious desperate attempt to push my Google Analytics Direct Traffic into the triple digit stratosphere … Continue reading

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Book Reading Resolution – 20,000 TLA per Week

TLA – total lateral area of a book. In a recent WSJ article, Karl Rove disclosed that President Bush had read 95 books in 2006, 51 books in 2007 and 40 books in 2008. I was amazed by the discipline … Continue reading

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