NEXT 2018: What Disruptors Have in Common

By Hubert Yoshida posted 09-18-2018 00:00


Don’t Blinkor you’ll miss What the Dog Saw. Come to NEXT 2018, the Premier Event for the Digital Revolution, sponsored by Hitachi Vantara in beautiful San Diego, Sept. 25-27. Catch the Outliersand what may be the Tipping Pointfor your successful transformation with your data, your innovation.


By now you may have recognized the titles of a few of the bestselling books of Malcolm Gladwell, one of Time magazines 100 most influential people and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. Gladwell is a story teller who makes you see things in different ways. He is an assumption challenger. He has explored how ideas spread in The Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, the roots of success in Outliers, and in What the Dog Saw, he has compiled several interesting psychological and sociological topics ranging from people who are very good at what they do but are not necessarily well known to intelligence failures and the fall of Enron.

Malcolm Gladwell also authors, Revisionist History, a podcast, produced through Panoply Media. It began in 2016, and has aired 3 10-episode seasons. Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. Being a veteran of the Vietnam War, I was particularly interested in Saigon, 1965, If you are interested in history you would be interested in this podcast.

Malcolm Gladwell will be addressing the topic: What Disruptors Have in Common on Wednesday morning Sept 26 at NEXT 2018. If you can’t make it to NEXT 2018 you can watch the livestream of Malcolm @Gladwell’s keynote on

Don't miss this event and a chance to hear Malcolm Gladwell's insights into the changes facing our industry!