I was thrilled to meet Malcolm Gladwell at Pop!tech in October. Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘Tipping Point” is one of the few non-fiction books my teen age daughter read and discussed with me. I am have a lot of respect for Malcolm Galdwell and I was thrilled to meet him at Pop!Tech and get his book autographed.Pop!tech released the video of his Talk on Human Capitalization which was a preview for his forthcoming book Outliers: The Story of Success that is being released on Nov 18th
Even though its been a few weeks since his talk , here are my thoughts from his talk.
- We are wasting some effective Human Capital by actions like choosing the big kids in each class for sports when they are 8 or 9.
This is a study by Barnsley RH, Thompson AH, Barnsley PE (1985). Hockey success and birth-date: The relative age effect. Journal of the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Nov.-Dec., 23-28
I am eagerly waiting to read Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Outliers.