Malcolm Gladwell

Observer, Thinker, Podcaster and Author

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Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, a name synonymous with intellectual curiosity and captivating storytelling, is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and is one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.

Through his accomplishments, Gladwell has earned a place among the most influential minds of our time. His ability to dissect complex topics, from decision-making to societal dynamics, has garnered global acclaim and reshaped how we perceive the world around us.

Gladwell’s bestselling books include The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures, Talking to Strangers, David and Goliath, and The Bomber Mafia. As an author, Gladwell centers his writing on psychology and history, and outside the box thinking, business, marketing, human behavior and everything in between. The Tipping Point examines the moment when an idea or product reaches a “tipping point” and thus spreads like wildfire. Blink focuses on the rapid mental processes we use to analyze situations and make decisions in the “blink of an eye.” Outliers questions the inevitabilities of success and identifies the relation of success to nature versus nurture. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures is a compilation of 19 articles Gladwell wrote for The New Yorker that all aim to change our understanding of the world through the eyes of those around us. Talking to Strangers focuses on our interactions with strangers and the assumptions we make about people we don’t know; David and Goliath dives into the power of the underdog; and The Bomber Mafia, which explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.

He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the acclaimed podcast,Revisionist History, a weekly podcast that reexamines an overlooked or misunderstood aspect of past events, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres.

He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996 and was previously a reporter for The Washington Post. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society.

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