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Malcolm Gladwell

Yeah, Gladwell's great. He seems to overlap with this course quite frequently in that most of his work combines pretty distinct disciplines and subjects in exciting ways that are usually pretty counterintuitive.

On the subject of emerging creativity (kind of), here's a link to a recent article Gladwell wrote for The New Yorker about using computer programs to predict whether a movie will be commercially succesful, and using that information to produce more commercially viable movies:

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/061016fa_fact6

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