Book editor Julia Cheiffetz is royally P.O.'ed that Malcolm Gladwell's new book about extraordinary achievers, Outliers, does not include a single woman. "What about Virginia Woolf, Susan Sontag, Tina Brown, or Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo? What about Oprah?" Cheiffetz asks in the Huffington Post, before adding, "The omission of women in Outliers says more about the nature of 'big think' books than it does about Mr. Gladwell. Since the publication of The Tipping Point in 2002, we've seen a proliferation of books that present a single, shrink-wrapped idea as a means of understanding the world at large…until we get in the ring and start claiming our own big ideas in book form, I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if current discourse leaves us on the sidelines." [HuffPo]


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