Video: Malcolm Gladwell Challenges Accuracy of US News College Ranking System

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers: The Story of Success) caused quite a stir with his New Yorker piece challenging the veracity of college ranking systems such as the U.S. News and World Report franchise: The Order of Things: What the College Rankings Really Tell Us.

In this follow up interview, Malcolm elaborates on why such ranking systems are inherently flawed.


Note: The audio at the start of the video is poor, however the college conversation does not begin until 34:45 into the recording. I suggest simply starting at that point.

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