Malcolm Gladwell, writer.
We do things that are irrational.
Very interesting talk! It makes a lot of sense, the relative position around you matters the most in real life. No one cares if you are in the top company, but in the bottom of their foodchain.
Everybody wants to be at the top!
Persistence in Science and Math is not a simply function of their IQ
The kids who get the science and math degrees are the ones in the top of their class
Look for relative deprivation theory
We as human beings underestimate the cost of being at the bottom of a hierarchy
Relative positions matters more than absolute positions