Changing the Outcome of the Future by Revisiting History

The evolution of change starts with history. A constant curiosity to learn about the way things evolve encourage conceptual ideas to new areas of thinking. This is the way SSRN was conceived in the beginning and continues to progress now; twenty years into the future.

Malcolm Gladwell enjoys thinking about things differently. He explores the unexpected and doesn’t take things at face value. Mr. Gladwell has the impeccable gift of story-telling and mixes humor into his commentary. He interviews amazing leaders to glean insights into ambiguity; and, he makes a habit in using SSRN as a starting reference place for his conversations.

Connecting Early-Stage Research with History leaves everything to interpretation.

As Gregg Gordon says, “early-stage research begins with an idea where others build upon it to make better research faster.” Everything is subject to interpretation.

Gladwell finds value in the curated, organized, SSRN repository. A nugget of an idea read on SSRN often times turns into content for his popular podcast. He talks about the most prestigious universities in the world. He gives generous accolades to SSRN while referencing authors who place their working papers on the SSRN repository.

Let’s take a look at Gladwell’s newest conversations and the relationship between his research relating to available open-access early-stage research on SSRN. He asks leading questions getting to the crux of the matter and his subjects have a way of thinking strategically about their answers that in many ways, brings new conclusions to already solved problems.

Season 4, Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood.

Confounding theories abound and serendipity moments leap into the conversations. The analysis of data can formulate meaningful hypothesizes. The first two episodes of Revisionist History season 4, Puzzle Rush and the Tortise and the Hare explore LSAT testing. The idea of digging into the LSAT comes from a paper William Henderson wrote. As Malcolm Gladwell states, “It was on my favorite website, SSRN; which is where academics from around the world post their papers and they get ranked. If you’re a regular listener to this podcast, you’ll know how genius I think SSRN is.”

The Lsat, Law School Exams and Meritocracy: The Surprising and Undertheorized Role of Test-Taking Speed – by William Henderson

In general, new ways of thinking evolve every day. SSRN is the collector of those very clever ideas and working theories. Continue to share your work on SSRN and your ideas could start to influence other authors, like Malcolm Gladwell. It means people are paying attention and your ideas are getting noticed in a very practical, valuable way.

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