Podcast 174 — The GP Book Club: Malcolm Gladwell’s Strangers

What should we know about the people we don’t? Through a series of thematically related anecdotes, this is the question Malcolm Gladwell sets out to answer in his latest book, Talking to Strangers.

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 03 December 2019
Podcast 174 — The GP Book Club: Malcolm Gladwell’s Strangers

On this week’s episode of the GoodPractice Podcast, Ross Dickie is joined by Owen FergusonRoss Garner and Nicola Boyle for the first in a series of bi-monthly ‘bookclub’ episodes.

In this episode you'll find out about:

  • Our general impressions of the book
  • Whether it has changed the way we interact with strangers
  • Key takeaways for L&D professional

To understand why nobody will build a statue of you, head over to David D’Souza’s website: https://daviddsouza.com/2019/11/29/why-you-wont-get-your-own-statue/

The Guardian interview Owen mentioned can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/01/malcolm-gladwell-interview-talking-to-strangers-apolitical

Richard Feynman’s personal reflections on the Challenger shuttle disaster can be found at https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/51-l/docs/rogers-commission/Appendix-F.txt

If you’re not lucky enough to win a copy of Talking to Strangers in our giveaway, you can also find it in all good bookshops.

About the author

Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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