David & Goliath

David & Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell [ Mindset ] PRASAD SETTY: Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to our Talks at Google session today. We are very fortunate to have a guest amidst us who doesn’t need any introduction. Seriously, how many people need an introduction to Malcolm Gladwell? PRASAD SETTY: Malcolm was the bestselling author of “The Tipping Point,” “Blink,” “Outliers,” et cetera. He’s received many honors. But

Proof Pudding

Proof Pudding

Malcolm Gladwell [ Mindset ] I was recently asked to give a public lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on the subject of “proof.” My question is: How much proof do we need about the harmfulness of something before we act? I began with the strange history of how long it took for society to grasp the seriousness of black-lung disease, and then

Capitalization

Capitalization

Malcolm Gladwell [ WEB 3.0 ] Under-capitalization refers to any situation where a business cannot acquire the funds they need. An under-capitalized business may be one that cannot afford current operational expenses due to a lack of capital, which can trigger bankruptcy, may be one that is over-exposed to risk, or may be one that is financially sound but does not have the

Overconfidence

Overconfidence

Malcolm Gladwell [ Mindset ] Cocksure: Banks, battles, and the psychology of overconfidence. In 1996, an investor named Henry de Kwiatkowski sued Bear Stearns for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. De Kwiatkowski had made—and then lost—hundreds of millions of dollars by betting on the direction of the dollar, and he blamed his bankers for his reversals. The district court ruled in de