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The sublime Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Outliers, on the dazzling economist Albert Hirschman. It’s not strictly about freight – although as an analyst of large infrastructure projects and developmental economics, Professor Hirschman (pictured) had a greater impact on the world of logistics than many industry executives – but presents a wonderful set of arguments on the role of doubt in planning projects. There are lessons for here for everyone. If you have the time, it’s highly recommended.