Posts Tagged ‘Malcolm Gladwell’

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    Human Capital Formation: 10,000 Hour Rule

    Mar 3, 13 • 234 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 • 251 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]

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    Oligopoly: A Ketchup Story

    Feb 16, 13 • 495 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]

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    Ranking Schemes

    Nov 17, 12 • 201 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]

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    Who Really Won the Olympics?

    Aug 15, 12 • 217 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to decide who really is #1. Ask me who won the Olympics and I, as a former history teacher, might say the Mongol Empire. If you were to outline the Mongol Empire (1280AD) on a map, 15 contemporary countries would be totally or partially...  [read more]