The LSAT – the Law School Aptitude Test – which plays an important, often decisive role in the application to law schools in the U.S., has been on the receiving end of criticism from various authorities.
I think Gladwell's argument is also relevant outside of the U.S., given the weight attributed to academic tests conducted under time constraints in general, and scholastic aptitude test in particular.
But perhaps none has been as entertaining as the ever thought-provoking Malcolm Gladwell, the best-selling author of books such as Outliers: The Story of Success, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, and his most recent Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know.
Honoring the fact that there are usually – at least! – two sides to an issue, and to stimulate thinking .