I find Malcolm Gladwell’s economic reasoning to be uninspired, glib, piffle*. But it is immensely fashionable and, I have read, he commands huge consulting fees. He is successfully taken to pieces here over his recent David and Goliath claims. Those who are disadvantaged can win. Err…yeah.
*To be fair I haven’t read any of his books in total – I can’t get through them. They are tedious and glib.