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Malcolm Gladwell Explains Why He Never Roots For The Underdog

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 Explains Why He Never Roots For The Underdog
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These Are The Insights That Made Malcolm Gladwell Famous

[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 […]
These Are The Insights That Made Malcolm Gladwell Famous
Strategy

Here’s What’s Wrong With The ‘10,000 Hour Rule’

[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 […]
Here’s What’s Wrong With The ‘10,000 Hour Rule’
Strategy

Malcolm Gladwell Shares 11 Books He’s Reading Right Now

[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 […]
Malcolm Gladwell Shares 11 Books He’s Reading Right Now
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Malcolm Gladwell On Why America Keeps Losing Wars

[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.
Malcolm Gladwell On Why America Keeps Losing Wars
Strategy

What It Takes To Become An Expert At Anything

[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?
What It Takes To Become An Expert At Anything
Markets

Malcolm Gladwell Responds To Accusations That He Caused The Financial Crisis

[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 […]
Malcolm Gladwell Responds To Accusations That He Caused The Financial Crisis
Strategy

MALCOLM GLADWELL: Kids Today Don’t Understand The Need For Hierarchy

[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, […]
MALCOLM GLADWELL: Kids Today Don’t Understand The Need For Hierarchy
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Malcolm Gladwell Says This Guy Could Have Been A Pro-Soccer, Pro-Baseball And Pro-Tennis Player

[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 […]
Malcolm Gladwell Says This Guy Could Have Been A Pro-Soccer, Pro-Baseball And Pro-Tennis Player
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Malcolm Gladwell On Why History Will Remember Bill Gates And Forget Steve Jobs

[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 […]
Malcolm Gladwell On Why History Will Remember Bill Gates And Forget Steve Jobs
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MALCOLM GLADWELL: ‘Give Me Less And Make It Good, And You’ll Be In Business Forever’

[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 […]
MALCOLM GLADWELL: ‘Give Me Less And Make It Good, And You’ll Be In Business Forever’
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P&G’s Tide Pods Are About To Completely Bust This Myth About Innovation

[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 […]
P&G’s Tide Pods Are About To Completely Bust This Myth About Innovation
Tech

GLADWELL: Steve Jobs Wasn’t An Innovator, But He Was Still A Genius

[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 […]
GLADWELL: Steve Jobs Wasn’t An Innovator, But He Was Still A Genius
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12 Mind-Blowing Concepts From Malcolm Gladwell’s Bestsellers

[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 […]
12 Mind-Blowing Concepts From Malcolm Gladwell’s Bestsellers
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Scientists Reveal The “Tipping Point” For Ideas Is When There’s A 10% Consensus

[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 […]
Scientists Reveal The “Tipping Point” For Ideas Is When There’s A 10% Consensus
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Gladwell On Why We’re Connected To More Powerful People Than We Think

[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 […]
Gladwell On Why We’re Connected To More Powerful People Than We Think
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MALCOLM GLADWELL: Steve Jobs Is Proof That You Don’t Want To Be First To Enter The Market

[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 […]
MALCOLM GLADWELL: Steve Jobs Is Proof That You Don’t Want To Be First To Enter The Market
News

Sorry Malcolm Gladwell, But You’re Making Zero Sense On Twitter And Egypt

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 […]
Sorry Malcolm Gladwell, But You’re Making Zero Sense On Twitter And Egypt