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Malcolm Gladwell Books In Order

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outliers: The Story of Success (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Malcolm Gladwell is a published author of nonfiction books. He is a best selling author, a public speaker and a journalist.

Malcolm was born September 3, 1963, in England in Fareham, Hampshire. His mother Joyce was a psychotherapist and Jamaican. His father Graham is from Kent, England and worked as a math professor. In much of his early life, they lived in a rural area of Canada. He has named his mother as his role model when it comes to writing. The family moved to Canada to Elmira from Southampton when he was six years old. He would wander around the University of Waterloo offices where his father worked while young and this inspired an interest in libraries and reading.

He is a Christian, and his family attended church when they lived in the UK and Canada. His family belongs to the Mennonite community in Ontario. Upon later moving to New York, Malcolm had put some distance between himself and Christianity, but found his faith again through writing his book David and Goliath and a meeting with Wilma Derksen.

Malcolm would take an internship in Washington, D.C. with the National Journalism Center in 1982. He attended the University of Toronto’s Trinity College and graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in 1984 in history. He didn’t have high enough grades to attend grad school and so went into advertising for his career. The ad agencies all rejected him and so he moved to Indiana to take a position in journalism at The American Spectator, a conservative magazine.

He would then write for Insight on the News. He started working for The Washington Post covering science and business until 1996. He would then go on to The New Yorker the same year. There he wanted to work on reviewing academic research for insights and inspiration as well as theories and direction. He eschewed his first assignment on high fashion, instead choosing to write about a man that sold manufactured t-shirts for eight dollars. His article “The Tipping Point” and his article “The Coolhunt” would serve as the basis for The Tipping Point. It was his first book and he got an advance for a million dollars for it. He still writes for The New Yorker.

He has also been a contributing editor for a sports journalism site called Grantland, founded by Bill Simmons. Malcolm also hosts Revisionist History, a podcast. It was originally produced by way of Panoply Media. Now it is produced through Pushkin Industries, a company that specializes in audio content that he co-founded. The podcast started in 2016 and has episodes that start off focusing on a subject and then questioning information about it. He also hosts a podcast called Broken Record that features himself along with Rick Rubin and Bruce Headlam where they interview musicians.

Malcolm is not married and has no children. He was a nationally placed runner in high school and ran in college. He ran the Fifth Avenue Mile in 4:54 at 51 years old in 2014.

He was named one of the top 100 most influential people by Time in 2005. Gladwell received the Award for Excellence from the American Sociological Association in 2007 for Reporting of Social Issues. He received an honorary degree in 2007 from the University of Waterloo and another from the University of Toronto in 2011. In 2011, he was appointed to the Order of Canada. He has also been called one of the top global thinkers by Foreign Policy.

Gladwell has written for television series documentary Nova for their episode Coma in 1997. Television movie “Runaway Virus” came out in 2000 and was based on his magazine article “The Dead Zone”. He was also a writer for the 2013 television movie “The Missionary”.

The Tipping Point is Malcolm Gladwell’s first book. It was first published in 2000.

The concept of the book revolves around the ‘tipping point’. This is described as a magic moment, the time when a social behavior, trend or idea meets a threshold, crosses over it, tips, and then spreads extremely quickly.

This can be visualized as an ill person being the starting point of an epidemic, but it can also refer to a fashion trend, a new product on the market that has gained quick popularity, or even social issues such as a crime rate dropping. In this best seller, Gladwell lays out his line of thinking for the reader to contemplate.

This book fully explores and showcases the phenomenon of the tipping point. The Tipping Point also introduces readers to personality types that introduce trends and new ideas and create trends through word of mouth.

Gladwell goes into such trends as fashion, direct mail, children’s television, smoking, and even the American Revolution’s early days to look for how ideas can become infectious. Along the way, he visits a high tech company, a successful salesman, and a religious commune to show how social epidemics can be started and sustained. Check out this book and catch all of Gladwell’s musings and ideas for yourself!

Blink is an early book from Malcolm Gladwell that was published in 2005. This is a book about thinking that will change the way you perceive thinking for good, taking recent neuroscience and psychology paired with the author’s insights to do so.

Blink is about thinking without thinking and how people do that. Focusing on choices that appear to have been made instantly, in the blinking of an eye, Gladwell outlines how these choices aren’t simple like they may appear. He also goes into why some people make good decisions while others seem to struggle, and why some follow instincts to victory while others find lesser results.

Blink is about how the brains work in various places as well as why good decisions are often tough to explain to other people. The book features people such as a psychologist that can predict a marriage’s lasting ability in just minutes, a tennis coach that can see a double-fault before it happens, and antiquities experts that can immediately spot a fake.

The book also focuses on failures, such as New Coke and Warren Harding’s election. Could ‘thin-slicing’ and finding factors that matter out of many variables make a great decision maker? Read this book to find out!

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