When thought leaders collide

Malcolm Gladwell and Clay Shirky are two of the most progressive (business) thought leaders of our time. 

When it comes to social media, they don't always agree.

Gladwell:

There's only so much you can do in a day. And I don't feel I lack for platforms for expressing myself. I have books, I write for the New Yorker. If I gave people any more, they'd get sick of me. I have a Blackberry, like any good Canadian. I'm from Waterloo - how can I not have a Blackberry? I'll leave it in my bag for a while or I leave the office and go and work in a café. I'm right now working on something and I printed it off so I can work away from a computer for a while. There are just all kinds of little techniques one uses to restore alone time.

On the flip side, Shirky underscores how social media is changing the world like no other platform in history.

 

They both can't be right...can they?