Steve Jobs once said of Apple’s core values, “We believe people with passion can change the world for the better … and that those people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who actually do.”


I was invited by American Express Open Forum to view a live stream interview of Malcolm Gladwell.  Malcolm Gladwell is the author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and now, his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. The rebroadcast can be found here:  I am not sure if it will work or not but give it a try if you would like to view the interview. I think you can view it if you sign on with your LinkedIn ID.  Go to if you do not have one and sign up and remember to connect with me if you do.

In his latest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, he relates how a high percentage of entrepreneurs have learning disabilities.  Gladwell found that they did not succeed in spite of their disability but because of it.  As each was interviewed they had the same lessons and became good at:

  • team building
  • oral skills
  • building alliances
  • getting smart people to work        in a team with them
  • dealing with failure
  • taking a social risk
  • delegating


In other words because of their learning disabilities they became good at skill most of us have not developed.

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