They say he can spend his money how he likes.
Takes endowment up to $US36.4 billion.
So you think you know you how you think?
Then again, success <em>is</em> overrated.
Malcolm Gladwell thought ESPN's suspension of...
Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at...
He's sold more than 4.5 million.
Malcolm Gladwell is something of an apologist...
He's sold over 4.5 million books.
Founded in 1943 in a tiny town in southern...
An immortal entrepreneur.
In the latest edition of The New Yorker...
Four months makes a difference.
Whether grouch, gadfly, or sourpuss, every...
The giant never stood a chance.
You can stop relentlessly pushing your kids now.
How to make the most of that precious time.
Do some disadvantages come with a hidden upside? Malcolm Gladwell, popular author of books like “Outliers” and the recent “David and Goliath,” thinks the answer is a resounding yes. In a conversation at the World Business Forum he discusses how “strategic disadvantages” such as a learning disability can be instrumental […]
In his new bestseller, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants,” Malcolm Gladwell looks at what happens when ordinary people confront powerful opponents. He starts the book by dissecting the classic tale of David and Goliath, challenging our beliefs about what the story tells us regarding […]
Malcolm Gladwell seems to think attending an elite college or working for a famous company could kill your dreams. The popular author lays out his argument for being a big fish in a little pond in his latest book, “David and Goliath,” a work that aims to overturn conventional notions […]
You're just going to get frustrated, and not get your degree.
The Donald Thomas story.
Thinks college football should be banned.
[credit provider=”Pop!Tech via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/poptech2006/2966504303/”] Malcolm Gladwell’s popular books “The Tipping Point,” “Blink,” and “Outliers” have changed the way we think.The best-selling author has introduced (and in some cases, re-introduced) unique concepts about human nature, psychology and the laws of the universe, some of which go against long-held views on […]
In Malcolm Gladwell’s fascinating bestseller Blink, he describes many situations where you do your best thinking when you don’t think at all. But he also shows plenty of scenarios where your instincts are way off.
[credit provider=”Instagram/bepeacefuc” url=”http://statigr.am/p/332808078007404575_53560193″] The “10,000 Hour-Rule,” the idea that becoming world-class in something requires 10,000 hours of dedicated practice, originated with K. Anders Ericsson and was brought to a huge audience by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers. One of Tim Ferriss’ claims in his new book, The 4-Hour Chef, is […]
[credit provider=”Dashiell Bennett/Business Insider”] A recent book, My Ideal Bookshelf, highlighted by Farnam Street, from Thessaly La Force and Jane Mount takes a look at the novels and non-fiction works that have inspired some of the greatest thinkers, artists, and cultural figures of our time.Here’s how New Yorker columnist and author […]
[credit provider=”CBC” url=”http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/10/10/mb-malcolm-gladwell-centrallia-interview.html”] According to Malcolm Gladwell, we’re surprised by underdogs because we have bad definitions of advantage. Last week Malcolm Gladwell was up in Winnipeg and interviewed with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation before speaking at the city’s Centralia business conference, where he talked about his upcoming book on underdogs.
[credit provider=”Dashiell Bennett/Business Insider”] The USADA will release its doping evidence against Lance Armstrong later today, and we will finally learn the specifics of what the Tour de France winner is alleged to have done.But not everyone is as gung-ho to prosecute Lance as the USADA is.
[credit provider=”Max Nisen, Business Insider”] As the world becomes more interconnected, it’s also increasingly volatile.An unexpected shock in one place sends ripples throughout the world, and we’re going to see more of them going forward.
[credit provider=”RetroVintageModStyle” url=”http://retrovintagemodstyle.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html”] Let’s round up the research so we can get to key actionable elements.In 95% of cases natural talent does not determine who will be an expert at something. So what does it take to become the best?
Success is a lot more random than we’d like to admit.
[credit provider=”Nina Walia via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tweenina/3691666147/”] A recent headline from Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Beast asked the provocative question, “Did Malcolm Gladwell Cause The Recession?”It’s actually the second time this has come up. There’s an anecdote in Andrew Ross Sorkin’s “Too Big To Fail” that brought up the […]
[credit provider=”Ed Schipul via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/3215648135/”] Malcolm Gladwell is in the midst of writing what is bound to be another bestselling book, “David and Goliath.”He sat down with the New Yorker’s Nicholas Thompson to talk about the book, which is about the “art and science of the underdog.”
[credit provider=”Pop!Tech via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/poptech2006/2966504303/”] Author Malcolm Gladwell appeared at SHRM’s 2012 annual conference in Atlanta today to talk about generational diversity and how Millennials are different from previous generations.The gist of his argument is that we’re in the middle of a fundamental shift in how people communicate with each other, […]
[credit provider=”www.utsc.utoronto.ca” url=”http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~socsci/kingston/”] While talking with Bill Simmons at Grantland, Malcolm Gladwell brought up a guy he knew in college who he says could have been a pro-soccer, pro-baseball and pro-tennis player. Instead the guy went on to become a political science professor at the University of Toronto.We found a […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Malcolm Gladwell talked about LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, and the destructive influence of modern technology in a marathon e-mail exchange with Grantland’s Bill Simmons last night.Four big takeaways:
[credit provider=”Dashiell Bennett/Business Insider”] Author Malcolm Gladwell recently spoke at the Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon, and he had some interesting insights about entrepreneurs in our culture.”We venerate entrepreneurs in our culture,” said Gladwell. “They are our new prophets. Literally, we worship them. If you read the literature about great […]
[credit provider=”Dashiell Bennett/Business Insider”] Curly-haired provoker-of-thought Malcolm Gladwell had some interesting stuff to say while delivering his closing talk at the Association of American Publishers’ annual meeting in New York City earlier this week, reports Gayle Feldman at The Bookseller.One quote from his talk is particularly insightful and applicable beyond […]
[credit provider=”Screengrab from tidelaundry on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECPvJxa9IwA”] P&G is taking a big gamble on its Tide Pods—a product it says is supposed to revolutionise laundry. The basic idea for one-shot laundry packs has been around for a while now—everyone has just been trying to perfect it. Tide Pods are an attempt […]
[credit provider=”AppleInsider” url=”http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=131059″] Malcolm Gladwell explores Steve Jobs’ similarities to Samuel Crompton and Richard Roberts in his latest New Yorker article.In 1779, Crompton invented a device called the spinning mule for making cotton fabric and Roberts later perfected it. Gladwell posits that Jobs was less like Crompton, the innovator, and more […]
[credit provider=”Pop!Tech via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/poptech2006/2966504303/”] Malcolm Gladwell’s first two bestsellers, The Tipping Point and Blink, earned him a place on Time’s 2005 “Most Influential People” list; and with Outliers, the “10,000 Hour” theory made its way into the zeitgeist. Though he’s been criticised for his choice selection of scientific and […]
[credit provider=”SCNARC/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute” url=”http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-minority-scientists-ideas.html”] Malcolm Gladwell changed the way we think when he introduced “The Tipping Point.” In the book, he talks about how social epidemics spread. But he didn’t offer up a precise number, or a way of knowing when the tide will turn.That’s what scientists at the […]
[credit provider=”krypto via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/krypto/765123624/in/photostream/”] In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell tells us about three types of people most likely to start social epidemics: connectors, mavens and salesmen.”Connectors are important for more than simply the number of people they know,” he says. “Their importance is also a function of the […]
[credit provider=”wiki commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xerox_Alto.jpg”] It’s not good to be first. Best to make someone else’s product better.In his latest New Yorker article, “Creation Myth,” Malcolm Gladwell discusses the idea that Steve Jobs stole from Xerox like a “thief in the night.” The story goes that Jobs visited Xerox PARC in […]
[credit provider=”Dashiell Bennett/Business Insider”] Last weekend, we attended our first Sports Analytics Conference, hosted by MIT’s Sloan School of Management.Click here to see photos from the event >
The New Yorker’s Malcolm Gladwell is a very smart writer with a knack for smart, provocative, “contrarian” statements. One such argument that gets digerati in a tizzy is the idea that social media actually doesn’t help bring down oppressive regimes, despite all the hype. That debate is back in the […]
A few years ago, Malcolm Gladwell wrote an article about the “Irish Miracle”, and chalked the whole economic boom up to favourable demographics.
We checked in on Irish 10-year yields earlier, but just since then they’ve blown out some more.
Micah Rosenbloom and I had an endless debate at Brontes about whether Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, or Moneyball, by Michael Lewis, was more relevant to the founder’s skill set.