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David, Goliath and the appeal of the underdog: A Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell on this often-misunderstood storyDavid, Goliath and the appeal of the underdog: A Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell on this often-misunderstood story

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For 3000 years, the story of David and Goliath has seeped into our cultural consciousness. This is generally how the tale is told: a young shepherd does battle with a giant warrior and, using nothing but a slingshot, comes out victorious. But is this really what the Bible describes? In today’s talk, Malcolm Gladwell — […]

Business

Who controls the world? Resources for understanding this visualization of the global economyWho controls the world? Resources for understanding this visualization of the global economy

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Occupy Wall Street’s slogan “We are the 99%” had been echoing through the United States and the world for just over a month when James B. Glattfelder and his co-authors released the study “The Network of Global Corporate Control” in October 2011. The study was a scientific look at our global economy, revealing how control […]

Culture

TED Weekends teaches you easy life hacks in body languageTED Weekends teaches you easy life hacks in body language

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Amy Cuddy gave a fascinating, and research-backed, suggestion for anyone heading into a job interview, a first date or a public speaking event: stand in front of a mirror, put your hands on your hips, tilt your chin up, and make yourself as tall as you can get. Even better: throw your arms up and […]