Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) has written bestsellers that are probably on your shelf right now, including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw. His latest book is Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know.
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What We Discuss with Malcolm Gladwell:

  • Why, if we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we invite conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.
  • Why the information we gather from face-to-face human interaction isn’t as uniquely valuable as we think it is.
  • Why television makes us worse at reading other people.
  • Why we think we can tell if someone is lying, guilty, or deceptive — and why we’re almost always wrong.
  • What determines the direction of Malcolm’s projects, and how he researches and organizes the massive amount of information that goes into them.
  • And much more…

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm GladwellTo long-time listeners of this show, Malcolm Gladwell is probably a household name. He’s written bestsellers that are likely on your shelf right now — like The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw — and he writes and hosts the popular Revisionist History Podcast, which goes back and reinterprets “something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.” An interview with him has been on our wish list for more than a decade, so this is especially exciting for all of us at Harbinger HQ.

In this episode we talk to Malcolm about his latest book (which he considers his angriest work to date), Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. We discuss why the tools we have when we talk to our friends betray us when we talk to strangers — and what we can do about it — as well as delve into Malcolm’s intense research, writing, and project selection process. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

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