I think it’s time just to dump the system. What we at Ivy Coach have always loved about Malcolm Gladwell is that he doesn’t just state an opinion. Why are we surprised the results haven’t changed? Not even Roger Federer could be a great tennis player without a coach, without a place to go and play tennis, without parents who drive him there. There’s two things going on here. It’s that jumbling that interests me. But one thing that almost all of the professional writers I know do is write drafts and then put the book in a drawer for six months. In the meantime, she has scheduled testing to see if he has a learning disability. Feb 18, 2013 Malcolm Gladwell's three best-selling books are filled with fascinating examples of all sorts of things to underscore the interesting points he makes about a wide variety of topics. Adam: I like that. This conversation has been edited and condensed. Adam: The academic cheat on this is by the time you write a book you’ve already been working on the topic for five or 10 years, and so a lot of the tortoise work happened up front. Malcolm Gladwell, known for his deep inquiries into how the social sciences impact our day-to-day lives, recently sat down for a talk with Adam Grant, a Wharton psychology professor whose latest book, Originals, deals with the character traits that foster creative success. Creative, happy, successful, inspired, cared for, loving, kind, strong, determined, just, thoughtful, maybe even powerful are words more commonly used when describing what we hope and dream for our children, but standard is not commonly used. If you were going to design your own selection system, what would do you think is less arbitrary than the alternatives on the table today? To use the newest favorite word in education, grit, does it measure how much grit they have? What parent ever said, “My hopes and dreams for my child is that they are a good example of a standard child, nothing special, or unique, just grow into a standard issue person.” No, the word standardized is not typically used. So even Roger Federer required a patient ecosystem to become truly great. How have these tests been used to bring educational equity to all children? As a result I would like to go to Duke.”. Gladwell, who was already a successful author and essayist, was convinced to create a podcast by his friend Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of Slate Group, which includes the podcast network Panoply Media. No. What extra layers do you want to add, as we think about not just optimizing my own individual contributions, but also the sum of the parts? Our children’s learning environments are being defined by them, designed to get test scores higher but not necessarily children learning better. Typical performance is how well do you do on your usual day; maximum is how good are you at your best. We can’t argue for the perfect form, because the perfect form happens once in a generation. I absolutely do not want a speed-reading lawyer. If you read the literature on what makes for a meaningful college experience, almost all of the literature stresses the way the student interacts with their institution: when I show up on campus on day one, how do I behave? I may have a general sense of what’s going on, but I’m missing people. The assumption is that standardized testing is a good, overall measure of how our children are doing. Can you imagine a lawyer who said, “Here’s the contract, take a look. Adam: Yeah, and the role that luck and opportunity played in making that possible is a huge part of the story. Malcolm: My understanding is when you move from a speed and power test to a pure power test, you don’t necessarily change the shape of the curve, but you do jumble the rankings of people on the curve. I’m sick of trying to fix the system. It is now the case that both are playing unbelievably well. “We can’t argue for the perfect form, because the perfect form happens once in a generation.”. Explore the power of the underdog in Malcolm Gladwell's dazzling examination of success, motivation, and the role of adversity in shaping our lives. Malcolm: I don’t know whether you want to make the world resemble engineering culture. “Spend six months in an institution, and if you and the institution say it’s not working, that shouldn’t be a black mark on your resume.”. I don’t understand why people are so obsessed with them given the fact that their actual predictive usefulness is small. If you’re born being able to be a scratch golfer, then why do we need to spend money developing young golfers? Malcolm Gladwell (Fareham, 3 september 1963) is een Canadees auteur.. Gladwell werd geboren in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, groeide op in Canada en woont in New York.Hij is de zoon van een Britse vader en een Jamaicaanse moeder. Malcolm: I was interested in the idea that if it takes you a long time to master something, then that must mean that you need a lot of help, and that you must be in a situation that’s patient. In isolating year, school mental health staff seek new ways to support student well-being, Rethinking power in education at national gathering of teacher leaders, Rethinking seat time when seats are empty: competency-based education and Covid-19, The state of education policy as Minnesota heads back to school. Malcolm Gladwell recently released a two–part podcast series on legal education that is focused on the LSAT. I think it’s a failure of quality. That the tests are a snapshot of how a child performs on that day, and at that time; that the tests are limited and that their power should be limited too. In this conversation, at the Wharton School People Analytics Conference, Malcolm and Adam debated whether our ways of evaluating success are biased towards speed and discussed how colleges and workplaces might make space for growth that takes a little longer. After a thorough study that included both personal success and community contributions they found no significant discrepancies between the higher scoring white students and the lower scoring minority students. Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and now, his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and … It’s a number that has been thrown around by people who were looking at musicians, which I thought was intriguing. We should broaden our methods of teaching and look to new, culturally appropriate forms of assessment. The variable is you, not the institution. You may disagree, you have done that, but you’re an anomaly. That’s what interested me—the context. Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist and writer best known for his unique perspective on popular culture. Creativity, executive thinking skills, social skills, and other cognitive and non-cognitive skills have been stifled. They were like, “Ugh, another one of these people who’s going to squander his talent.”. Learn more about Gladwell… We responded to high drop out rates, and gaps caused by a system heavily reliant on family resources, by making school more rigid in the name of equity. They measure the narrow set of skills being tested, and these skills do not automatically translate into achievement. Malcolm Gladwell turns his attention to a Stanford psychology professor named Lewis Terman. Malcolm Timothy Gladwell CM (born 3 September 1963) is an English-born Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker. Do we know how empathetic they are? In order to apply for Penn, you must be in the top 10% of your class and do one interesting thing on the side. We do not want the high output, lots-of-errors lawyer. A New Yorker staff writer since 1996, he visits obscure laboratories and infomercial set kitchens as often as the hangouts of freelance cool-hunters -- a sort of pop-R&D gumshoe -- and for that has become a star lecturer and bestselling author. You understand what is brilliant about him as a chess player is that he doesn’t make mistakes, even when the game is going [very quickly]. That is the only way we will leave no child behind. It just seems like in most complex jobs, it’s not quite as independent. This is one of many areas where education can learn from the private sector. He adeptly treaded the boundary between popularizer and intellectual. But we have. Adam: 10,000 hours might be your most widely discussed bit of writing — arguably, the most misunderstood, as well. So what about the gap, the achievement gap? That’s all I was trying to get at. And these tests have been no exception. I’m interested in measuring the pure cognitive strength that shows its face under pure power conditions, particularly for pure power professions. In this example, the testing gap was at the University of Michigan Law School. Malcolm: LSATs, SATs, and GREs are not knowledge tests, they’re cognitive evaluations. Is standardization the best way to approach the issue of greater inclusion? That just tells you that there’s an awful lot that we can’t easily understand about human performance. Nor do we want non-engineers to shut down the engineers—we want to have both at the table. As our student population diversified, we’ve stood by while our schools narrowed the teaching methods and standardized the assessments. How do you tackle the more fundamental problem of people having to admit that what they do in sorting and selecting applicants is basically throwing darts, that there’s basically a lottery running there? So why are we persisting in the charade? I have to say, though, that I saw the argument differently than others who praised it, and this post is my attempt to work that out. save hide report. That’s relevant. Some students dreamed of worldwide social justice, some for personal strength, fame, great riches, and some for very specific careers. In general, the more expert somebody is at a job, the less you have to rely on slow, system two thinking, the more that your fast, intuitive, visceral heuristics are accurate. - Malcolm Gladwell These kids would be called the Termites, and this study would become famous for its use of intelligence testing. Then we’re going to throw all those names in a hat and pull them out. If it turns out it’s not right we can just go back and do another version later.” Are you kidding? That is a lot of power for single tests. I don’t think you can write a good book in two years. Malcolm Gladwell, Writer: Hexum. It’s proven not to be. Malcolm Gladwell searches for the counterintuitive in what we all take to be the mundane: cookies, sneakers, pasta sauce. Malcolm: Hold on. It’s not a given that human beings need to conduct their entry to elite institutions this way. That is too much power. We’re trying to make organizations more evidence based, more data-driven, and that’s what engineers do for a living. I could spend 10,000 hours at any number of things and I will never be any more than mediocre. Look at, for example, chess. Gladwell claimed that greatness requires an enormous time investment in practice, and he provides several examples, including the Beatles, Bill Gates, and others. Adam: What that surfaces for me is there’s still some arbitrariness in where you draw the cut-off, so you’re never going to end up at a complete lottery. I think you want to find better ways for these two very different cultures to speak to each other. This combination photo shows Lena Waithe, left, and Malcolm Gladwell, who will join several influencers on an advisory board for Audible to help discover new talent. Malcolm: I do. Instead of writing an essay that talks about what happened in your own life, and the institution says “I like that,” flip it. As Albert Einstein is quoted to have said, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”. It was an intangible. “Although there might be some really brilliant tortoises and some less brilliant hares, most of the time [speed and performance] go hand-in-hand, and processing speed is also a proxy for the complexity of information you can handle.”. Adam: Let’s say we could profile every job, then end up in a situation where we’re really good at selecting for individual job performance and terrible at selecting for the qualities that would make for a high performing culture. Do I seek out the most interesting professors and take their classes? The law students all met the threshold of being able to achieve as lawyers, regardless of the testing gap. If you can find any analytic that helped you predict that outcome, be my guest. Institutions ought to have clear personalities and ought to recruit people who are interested in that. If your child’s strength is music, too bad, it’s not on the test. “My hope is that I will become a Z reader.” “My hope is to have 10 new friends this year.” “My dream is that I will get a 4 in math.” My hope, as a teacher, was to spark their curiosity, to develop their relationship with learning. I noticed that they have become measurable. There was no “achievement gap” consistent with the testing gaps. “If we were starting the American education system from scratch tomorrow, would we have the SAT? I’m removing the time constraint, saying, “If you would like to come, why don’t you just come, and why don’t we see how things go over a period of weeks or months.”. When I first began doing this beginning of the year ritual the Hopes and Dreams expressed were usually broad and blustery, grand in nature. The second thing is, it obscures my understanding of what makes someone good. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. To view the full conversation, click the video below. What are you going to do when you get here is the question I’m interested in. We have to understand that the cognitive profile of the profession is different. We’re trying to get at something that is different from grades. You were harsh on standardized tests because of what they’re missing, key skills that might be relevant for a job. share. If I’m Carnegie Mellon and have the greatest robotics faculty in the world, what I want to know is, if you’re applying to Carnegie Mellon, have you read stuff by the professors at Carnegie Mellon? But measurable outcomes, manageable steps, and the rigidity of standardization dominated all of our hopes and dreams. Spend six months in an institution, and if you and the institution say it’s not working, that shouldn’t be a black mark on your resume. It allows those of us who make selection decisions to believe that there are more deserving and less deserving candidates, which I think is largely an illusion. I chose a legal professional for a reason. But that testing gap was used primarily to exclude minority students. You’ve got a system where people are hiring coaches at enormous costs in order to improve their score on a test that doesn’t really matter. If we’re all naturals, then the context in which we perform what we do is irrelevant. If you’re not at that stage of intellectual development, then don’t go to those schools, because that’s what those schools are for. Adam: I have a hypothesis: we’re in this charade because it creates an illusion of certainty. I follow this most closely in sports. If I’m an institution, what I’m really interested in ought to be, what does the individual want from me? Who was the person who read that document at two in the morning? Why would we want to reward a mathematician who wrote his paper in six months as opposed to two years? Stifled and narrowed, and so, it seems, are the hopes and dreams of students. It seems logical, the higher you score, the better you are. There were two European players playing for the Denver Nuggets earlier this year. I wish there was a little more humility about what can and can’t be measured. 10,000 hours? They have demonstrated a testing gap between different groups of students. In fact, as Malcolm Gladwell points out, beyond a certain point it is those other skills, that are not counted or valued by standardized testing that matter in actually achieving beyond school. A great mathematician might publish 10 great papers in their lifetime. Like, can you afford to take an LSAT prep class? If so, what did you think? But that’s just because we were observing him in the middle of his necessary period of tennis apprenticeship. In the financial crisis, someone put the comma in the wrong place and ended up paying $20 a share for Lehman and not $2 a share. He was interested in IQ testing and wanted to identify young geniuses with an IQ of 150 or above. But it was never meant to be definitive, nor was it meant to be a statement that talent didn’t matter. You learn a lot about Magnus Carlsen when you look at his performance under different speeds and conditions. If you think standardization of curriculum and testing isn’t impacting your child, please think again. Malcolm Gladwell's success as a brand-name thinker rests on the assumption that the unexamined life is the only sort his readers could be living. There are weird cases like Magnus Carlsen, the greatest player in the world, who is marginally the best at classic chess. That’s not a logical response as we find ourselves responsible for educating young people from a broadening range of cultures. Adam: I can see the rationale for that. They have become boring. If a student spends four years accumulating those grades, why in the world do we need yet another tortoise contest? You might be nodding your head, who can argue with the wisdom of Albert Einstein? He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. While it provides a nice collection of interesting stories, I didn’t feel like Outliers delivered on any meaningful overarching point. Standardized testing that defines which schools, teachers, and students are successful and which are not has resulted in the narrowing of school experiences, including reducing participation in the arts, the quality of art programs and the incorporation of the arts in academics. The conversation is too one-sided. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. That’s a disaster. Malcolm Gladwell on Bias in Standardized Testing ... What standardized tests don't measure ... 17:41. So there’s a case where the overall system could use a lower level of production and some higher production values, and having individual writers who write better books makes us all better. We are at a level of absurdity with this particular game, why not just call a halt to it? Roger Federer, for years, was known for having a terrible temper. We’ve accepted the narrowed scope of success and teaching methods, when the opposite was required. Is there anything we can learn from how engineers think as we think about making HR and the world of people more data-driven? Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power Don’t they?” Sure. You can’t follow the analytics revolution in, say, basketball, and not be simultaneously thrilled at what we can know and deeply humbled about what we can’t know. Adam: The more output you produce, the better your shot at stumbling onto greatness. A testing gap that was labeled an achievement gap, but standardized tests do not measure achievement by any realistic definition. I’m more worried about the hiring process becoming too dependent on analytics than I am about it not being dependent on analytics enough. I know many people enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s recent podcast about the Brown v. Board of Ed decision (Revisionist History, S2 E3: Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment). Most of us can’t write books that quickly, and we need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish. Failure is fetishized in today's start-up culture world, however Malcolm Gladwell explains that there are two kinds of failure, and only one is honorable. As a pure cognitive evaluation, why are we biasing in favor of the hare? However, in psychology, we have this distinction between typical and maximum performance. Do we know how well they evaluate or think divergently? There are parts of the law where I might want a hare. 10 comments. The more you speed it up, the more he becomes dominant. They weren’t happy together, and apart they’re fantastic. That, in a sense, harms the system in that amount of output is lowered. (Context: Malcolm Gladwell, in his book David and Goliath, outlines a story of a college student at Brown University who he argues would've succeeded more career-wise and been happier at the University of Maryland. I’m being very specific about lawyers. I can tell you with 100% certainty the freshman class at Penn, under those circumstances, would be infinitely more interesting than it is now. Because Malcolm Gladwell, perhaps the most popular journalist-explainer of the age, has built his entire career on two simple tricks. Gladwell's basic argument, inspired by … Malcolm: Why not just run the lottery? Our testing culture wrongly assumes that the higher you score, the better you’ll achieve. His exploration into the causes of airline crashes was especially fascinating. Yet, “standard” has become the focus of our schools. The reason that I want the standardized tests to be short is because we already have long power tests — they’re called grades. Is the New Yorker a better organization if writers write fewer articles in a year, but those articles are very memorable? Phillip Sterner (not verified) wrote, 5/23/13 @ 7:16am: The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. What I’m objecting to is trying to make a general set of principles about selection—I think you can’t. Standardized tests are not bad. So won’t we want to reward speed to get to quality? Which leads me to think that although there might be some really brilliant tortoises and some less brilliant hares, most of the time the two go hand-in-hand, and processing speed is also a proxy for the complexity of information you can handle. That is one example where that relationship between speed and performance starts to break down. One is that when I arbitrarily add in the speed component, I start to lose at the margins. I have to say, though, that I saw the argument differently than others who praised it, and this post is my attempt to work that out. It should be, “What do I want from my college education?” If you’re MIT or Harvard, someone who is applying to your school should be able to say with a certain degree of specificity which professor they would like to study with and why. Malcolm: That’s like saying, can’t we have all basketball players who resemble Michael Jordan? However, he was born in England on 3rd September 1963. The problem is that the world wants you to be a hare. If you did a systematic analysis of the financial health of the New Yorker you would learn that the New Yorker is a hit-driven enterprise, that probably eight articles a year account for 90% of people’s interest in the product, and so to the extent you could encourage people to write fewer hits, you’re better off. Just listened to the preview for season 4 of Revisionist History and Malcom Gladwell confirmed that he took the LSAT for one of this seasons episodes! In fact, non-cognitive, social and personal skills are shown to be associated with academic achievement and future success. Let’s take an example of a university faculty. Malcolm Gladwell. Why are we surprised kids still don’t see their hopes and dreams in our schools and continue to drop out. What would you actually like us to conclude about expertise and deliberate practice? Neither were playing very well, and the consensus was that one or both of them was going to wash up. Then they come back to it, turn themselves into tortoises, force themselves to slow down. He had in his possession, he … Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Standardized tests miss a lot of information. They were all qualified to be lawyers. An interesting example of this testing gap, which is present at all levels, and how it is typically used to entrench existing patterns of “achievement”, was discussed in Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. For this kind of law, I want the hare.” Let’s create a safe space for the neurotic tortoise as opposed to penalizing him at the point of entry. Right? A popular way to begin the school year is with an expression of Hopes and Dreams from students and sometimes also from parents. The hare. Malcolm Gladwell joins the program to discuss his hit podcast, ... AMANPOUR: You take on standardized testing. So why are we persisting in the charade?”. It uses standardized test scores to look at how much the academic performance of students in a given ... Malcolm Gladwell has been a … Let me know if you… Malcom Gladwell in his book ‘The Tipping point” delves into the dynamics of social epidemics. Adam: If I’m an employer and I want to make sure that I’m not privileging speed over power, where would I start? Those two measures tend to correlate, so that the higher your maximum performance, the higher your typical performance. I know many people enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s recent podcast about the Brown v. Board of Ed decision (Revisionist History, S2 E3: Miss Buchanan's Period of Adjustment). Yes, the standardized testing metrics would have been more fully on her side; however, the chances of her having a personal mentor to guide her … I want a legal professional to say, “For this kind of law, I want the neurotic tortoise. We absolutely need engineers to think like engineers, but we absolutely don’t want everyone to think that way. His books included The Tipping Point (2000), Blink (2005), and Outliers (2008). Revisionist History is a podcast by Malcolm Gladwell produced through Panoply Media.It began in 2016, and has aired five 10-episode seasons. - Malcolm Gladwell quotes from BrainyQuote.com "An aggressive drug-testing program would cut down on certain abuses, but its never going to catch everyone - or even close to everyone." Adam: [But couldn’t] there be a really conscientious hare, who’s fast, who executes, and is also careful on the back end? An interesting change has happened in children’s Hopes and Dreams statements lately. I think they do a better job than colleges at that. Testing gaps have typically been used to exclude, not include equitably. If your child’s strength is group dynamics, sports, verbal discourse, too bad, because it’s not on the test. 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