Sunday Morning Keynote
Author of the five bestselling books Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell’s popular style of mixing storytelling with research has ushered the adjective “Gladwellian” into common parlance. A podcaster and a long-time staff writer for The New Yorker, Gladwell is the son of a social worker/psychologist mother and mathematician father, and early in his career was a science writer for The Washington Post. His illuminating publications and podcasts often have at their core behavioral science or social psychology research that upends accepted societal givens about the concepts and actions that drive our lives, including success and failure, conscious decision making, and the contagion of self-destructive behaviors.
In this address, drawing on research for his upcoming book, Gladwell will explore the interplay between personal and societal issues, using the suicide of noted poet Sylvia Plath as a launching point.
- Malcolm Gladwell will be available for an hour-long Q&A after this address. If you’re interested in this option, please register for workshop 600.
Note: No CE credit for this keynote or the Q&A session afterward.
Malcolm Gladwell is an award-winning journalist, the author of five bestselling books, and creator of the Revisionist History podcast.