Posts Tagged ‘Malcolm Gladwell’

  • The ROI From College

    Human Capital: The Cost of College

    Aug 24, 13 • 413 Views • No Comments

    Explaining his proposal to make colleges more “accountable and affordable,” President Obama said we need some criteria to rate schools. Why? Measures that would include tuition, graduation numbers, and the proportion of enrolled lower income...  [read more]

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    Human Capital Formation: 10,000 Hour Rule

    Mar 3, 13 • 327 Views • No Comments

    For human capital formation, 10,000 hours could be crucial. I was at Lincoln Center several nights ago. Listening to a wonderful performance of Chopin’s Polonaise, I wondered how much the pianist practiced. That took me to Malcolm Gladwell....  [read more]

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    Human Capital: The Year You Were Born

    Feb 26, 13 • 356 Views • No Comments

    Your human capital might be affected by your birth date. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell suggests that children born during the Great Depression had an advantage. Economic contraction meant couples had fewer babies. A cohort with fewer children, 1930s babies...  [read more]

  • Ketchup

    Oligopoly: A Ketchup Story

    Feb 16, 13 • 797 Views • No Comments

    Called the “Ketchup Conundrum” by journalist Malcolm Gladwell, we have many mustards but only one ketchup. Grey Poupon transformed the mustard market. Originally a delicacy in the gourmet section, Grey Poupon was selected over French’s in...  [read more]

  • Ranking Surveys Typically Are Subjective and Have Unintended Consequences.

    Ranking Schemes

    Nov 17, 12 • 268 Views • No Comments

    I just looked at the U.S. News and World Report ranking for business schools. Then, while I was there, I could not resist checking out the “best” colleges and their new best connected category. The top 3 colleges are Harvard amd Princeton tied...  [read more]