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Early life[ edit ] Gladwell was born in Fareham , Hampshire , England. His father, Graham Gladwell, was a mathematics professor from Kent , England. It took 10 years—exactly that long. Gladwell also served as a contributing editor for Grantland , a sports journalism website founded by former ESPN columnist Bill Simmons. In a July article in The New Yorker, Gladwell introduced the concept of " The Talent Myth " that companies and organizations, supposedly, incorrectly follow.
He states that the misconception seems to be that management and executives are all too ready to classify employees without ample performance records and thus make hasty decisions. Many companies believe in disproportionately rewarding "stars" over other employees with bonuses and promotions.
However, with the quick rise of inexperienced workers with little in-depth performance review, promotions are often incorrectly made, putting employees into positions they should not have and keeping other, more experienced employees from rising.
He also points out that under this system, narcissistic personality types are more likely to climb the ladder, since they are more likely to take more credit for achievements and take less blame for failure. Gladwell states that the most successful long-term companies are those who reward experience above all else and require greater time for promotions.
He wanted the book to have a broader appeal than just crime, however, and sought to explain similar phenomena through the lens of epidemiology. He began to take note of "how strange epidemics were", saying epidemiologists have a "strikingly different way of looking at the world". The term " tipping point " comes from the moment in an epidemic when the virus reaches critical mass and begins to spread at a much higher rate.
He went on to say that he was "so enamored by the metaphorical simplicity of that idea that I overstated its importance". He stated that once he allowed his hair to get longer, he started getting speeding tickets all the time, an oddity considering that he had never gotten one before, and that he started getting pulled out of airport security lines for special attention.
The Tipping Point sold more than two million copies in the United States. Blink sold equally well. I just was curious: Why is it all the same guy? The book examines interactions with strangers, covers examples that include the deceptions of Bernie Madoff , the trial of Amanda Knox , the suicide of Sylvia Plath , the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia case at Penn State , and the death of Sandra Bland.
Club , The Guardian , and The Times. There is depth to his research and clarity in his arguments, but it is the breadth of subjects he applies himself to that is truly impressive. 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". However, Gladwell says he was unaware that Bank of America was "bragging about his speaking engagements" until the Atlantic Wire emailed him.
Gladwell explained: I did a talk about innovation for a group of entrepreneurs in Los Angeles a while back, sponsored by Bank of America.
They liked the talk, and asked me to give the same talk at two more small business events—in Dallas and yesterday in D. No different from any other speaking gig. Gladwell has been spreading the love a bit too thinly? It began in , and has aired 4 episode seasons. Each episode begins with an inquiry about a person, event, or idea, and proceeds to question the received wisdom about the subject. Gladwell was recruited to create a podcast by Jacob Weisberg , editor-in-chief of Slate Group , which also includes the podcast network Panoply Media.
In September , Gladwell announced he was co-founding a podcast company, later named Pushkin Industries,  with Weisberg. His parents and siblings are part of the Mennonite community in Southwestern Ontario. In college, Gladwell ran for 1, meters. In , at the age of 51, he ran a at the Fifth Avenue Mile.
Books by Malcolm Gladwell
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See Article History Malcolm Gladwell, born September 3, , London , England , Canadian journalist and writer best known for his unique perspective on popular culture. He adeptly treaded the boundary between popularizer and intellectual. Gladwell was unique in the agrarian surroundings of Elmira, a largely Mennonite area: his mother was Jamaican and his father was a white Englishman. He later cited the singular perspective afforded by his heritage as a motivating factor in what he called his intellectual adventuring. As a teen, he immersed himself in conservative politics: he idolized American pundit William F. Ronald Reagan on his wall.