Sunday, January 16, 2005

Eavesdropping on Gladwell and Surowiecki

Two of the best books I’ve read over the last few months have been The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki and Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. Both men write for the the New Yorker, and both are transforming, with their work, our understanding of the world we live in.

I wondered once how it must be to be a fly on the wall while they sit around at wherever New Yorker staffers go for lunch and discuss their books. What insights would develop, what arguments would take place? Well, we’re all flies now, and it’s a large wall. As part of the Slate feature called The Book Club, Gladwell and Surowiecki have got together to discuss, via email, their books. Listen in.

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