Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of the Times best-sellers The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,Outliers: The Story of Success, and What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures.
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of the Times best-sellers "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference," "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking," "Outliers: The Story of Success," and "What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures."
Author Malcolm Gladwell discusses the importance of creativity in addressing societal problems. America focusses mainly on the severity of a punishment, he notes, while neglecting that deterrence is also affected by the certainty of getting caught and how quickly punishment takes place.
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Facts about Malcolm Gladwell
- Gladwell’s first book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , earned him a $1 million advance. The book went on to become a bestseller.
- He initially wanted to pursue a career in advertising after college, but after being unable to get a job, he turned to journalism instead.
- He has received a lot of press about his 2001 article “The Ketchup Conundrum”, where he questions why there are so many mustard varieties, but only one ketchup option.
- Gladwell is known for his counterintuitive way of approaching topics in his writing.
- He has said “I’ve always been a kind of academic wannabe. I realized I didn’t have the temperament to be an academic. But I thought I could at least be a liaison to the rest of the world.”
- In 2005, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
- Gladwell describes his books as “intellectual adventure stories.”
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