Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since Previously, he worked at the Washington Post. In , he was awarded the National. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gladwell, Malcolm. The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference / by Malcolm Gladwell. Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell is never content to accept the status quo, unconvinced that things are what they seem. In his first book The Tipping Point.

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Each episode begins with an inquiry about a person, event, or idea, and proceeds to question the received wisdom about the subject. Retrieved December 28, The genius of this book is that it will insinuate itself into the way you think about virtually everything — even Peyton Manning and Brett Farve.

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The New Republic called the final chapter of Outliers, “impervious to all forms of critical thinking” and said Gladwell believes “a perfect anecdote proves a fatuous rule”. Then, since he lacked borrowing privileges at the library, he photocopied the whole thing.


You know the one: Views Read Edit View history. What is this marvelous tome that Gladwell says “basically gave me my view of the world”? He wanted the book to have a broader appeal than just crime, however, and sought to explain similar phenomena through the lens of epidemiology. Gladwell’s theories of crime were heavily influenced by the filety;e broken windows theory ” of policing, and Gladwell is credited for packaging and popularizing the theory in a way that was implementable in New York City.

He went on to say that he was “so enamored by the metaphorical simplicity of that idea that I overstated its importance”. Gladwell’s original question revolved around lawyers: Archived from the original on February 1, Outliers, By Malcolm Maldolm. A Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell”. Gladwell states that the most successful long-term companies are those who reward experience above all else and require greater time for promotions.

What the Dog Saw: Archived from the original on February 7, He began ciletype take note of “how strange epidemics were”, saying epidemiologists have a “strikingly different way of looking at the world”. The fact is, anything that helps you understand yourself and the wider context you live in is helpful. Retrieved January 17, The Tipping Point sold more than two million copies in the United States.

You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to people, telling strangers on the subway about it. Retrieved October 17, Why is it all the same guy?


Glaadwell August 8, We all tend to have tunnel vision in our everyday lives. Gladwell gained popularity with two New Yorker articles, both written in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Malcolm Gladwell

That’s the extent of it. Archived October 9,at the Wayback Machine. A good hair day”The IndependentMarch 19, I was an outsider many times over”. Gladwell was born in FarehamMlacolmEngland.

Gladwell was convinced to create a podcast by his friend Jacob Weisbergeditor-in-chief of Slate Groupwhich also includes the podcast network Panoply Media. Archived from the original on August 28, Glawell theoretical implementation bears a striking resemblance to the ” stop-and-frisk ” policies of the NYPD.

Gladwell goes on to say, “I found this idea so disturbing and subversive that I think I have been wrestling with it ever since. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Gladwell specializes in exactly these kinds of matters — contextualizing things to help us understand that we are all embedded in something greater. Gladwell’s fifth book, David and Goliathwas released in Octoberand it examines the struggle of underdogs versus favorites.

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