Why You Shouldn’t Go to Harvard | Malcolm Gladwell Highlights | Google Zeitgeist

Malcolm Gladwell explains why you’d be better off going to a worse school (and why you should hire people at the top of their class, regardless of the pedigree of their institution).

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Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink,Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.