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A Conversation with Outlier Malcolm Gladwell

November 21st, 2011

Episode 13 of 882 episodes

While millions of people have read Malcolm Gladwell's books, his ideas have had particular resonance with today's business leaders. Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli and Gladwell were just named to HR Magazine's Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers of 2011.Cappelli spoke with Gladwell by phone about why Gladwell is an "academic groupie," the inconvenient truths that can spring from scholarly research, and how important decisions -- like going to war or dealing with today's economy -- might be dealt with differently if we were to draw on the "extraordinary wisdom" of universities.

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