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The NewYorker Conference 2012: View this Excellent Podcast Series

abstract:I am a big fan of the NewYorker magazine and many of their staff writers. Everyone who knows Malcolm Gladwell is familiar with his groundbreaking books, Blink and The Tipping Point. Gladwell (and others) made some fascinating presentations at their first "Conference 2012: Letters from the Near Future," on subjects ranging from the nature of genius, to morality, to gaming, to intellectual property. Don't miss these excellent podcasts. Some favorites below.


June 25, 2007

Genius: 2012
Malcolm Gladwell, whose curly hair makes you think of genius, talks about the importance of stubbornness and collaboration in problem-solving, and how long it takes to master any challenge. Introduced by David Remnick.

Buy his books:
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Morality: 2012
The social and cultural psychologist Jonathan Haidt talks with Henry Finder about the five foundations of morality, and why liberals often fail to get their message across.

Buy his book:
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Mobile Technology: 2012

Younghee Jung of Nokia talks about what to expect next from your mobile phone, the newest ideas in the pipeline, and the questions that Nokia is asking women.

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Gaming: 2012

The video-game designer Will Wright demonstrates his long-awaited game Spore and discusses the art of game design with John Seabrook.

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