Malcolm Gladwell, Tulsa Business Forums

Venue: Renaissance Tulsa Hotel

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2006
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Malcolm Gladwell is a United Kingdom-born, Canadian-raised journalist now based in in New York City who has been a staff writer for "The New Yorker" since 1996. He has been an incomparable gift for generating value by interpreting groundbreaking research in psychology, sociology, and neurology and applying it to business. In 2005, "Time" magazine named Malcolm one of its 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of two "New York Times" #1 bestsellers. With his first book Malcolm embedded the concept of "The Tipping Point" in our everyday vocabulary and gave organizations new tools for understanding how and why change happens and how to create positive epidemics of ideas and behavior. In "Blink" he analyzes first impressions--the judgements we make unconsciously and instinctively--and he explores how we can master this important aspect of successful decision making. He is currently a staff writer for "The New Yorker" magazine. His editor decscribes his work as a new genre of story, an idea-driven narrative that's focused on the everyday and combines research with material that's more personal, social, and historical.

Gladwell's English father is a civil engineering professor at the University of Waterloo; his moter is a Jamaican-born psychotherapist. Though born in the United Kingdom, he was raised in Elmira, Ontario, and graduated with a degree in history from the University of Toronto in 1984. From 1987 to 1996 he was a science writer, and later the New York bureau chief, for "The Washington Post".


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The series features nationally known business leaders who share their views and philosophies with Tulsa’s business community. The series is sponsored by the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and its corporate partners and coordinated by the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD). The series will begin Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 with Malcom Gladwell, author of the books Blink and Tipping Point, as well as a Staff Writer for the New Yorker. He is scheduled to speak on “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. presented at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel in Tulsa. Gladwell has achieved success as an author through his ability to interpret groundbreaking research in psychology, sociology and neurology and apply it to business. He is the author of two New York Times #1 bestsellers. He has become America’s leading pop sociologist, and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2005.