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Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, British writer, journalist. Named one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World, TIME magazine, 2005; recipient Award for Excellence in Reporting of Social Issues, American Sociological Association, 2007.

Background

  • Gladwell, Malcolm was born on September 3, 1963 in Fareham, England. Son of Graham and Joyce Gladwell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, University Toronto, 1984. D.Litt (honorary), University Waterloo, 2007.

    Career

    • Intern The American Spectator, Bloomington, Indiana, 1984. Freelance writer Washington, 1985—1987. Reporter The Washington Post, 1987—1996, business reporter, science writer, New York City bureau chief, 1993—1996.

      Staff writer The New Yorker, since 1996.

    Works

    • What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
    • What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers.
    • What the Dog Saw [Audiobook, Unabridged] Unabridged edition
    • What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20thcentury? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers.
    • Outliers: The Story of Success
    • In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.
    Malcolm Gladwell
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    Born September 3, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1984
      University Toronto
    • 2007
      University Waterloo
    • 1984
      Intern, The American Spectator
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      freelance writer, Washington
    • 1987 - 1996
      reporter The Washington Post
    • 1996
      staff writer, The New Yorker