The Inspiring Genius of Malcolm Gladwell

There are so many reasons why everyone must read Malcolm Gladwell. His writing is flawless, the social issues he addresses are relevant, his analysis is incisive, and his story-telling is unrivalled.

 

Malcolm Gladwell. Michelle Tribe on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/greencolander/11791573
Malcolm Gladwell. Michelle Tribe on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/greencolander/11791573

In book after book, he has helped to shape how we view important subjects from crime to healthcare, from decision-making to work ethics. He dissects complex questions, and does so in the context of telling the stories of remarkable people and events.

Pop!Tech 2008 - Malcolm Gladwell. Pop!Tech on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/poptech2006/2966504671
Pop!Tech 2008 – Malcolm Gladwell. Pop!Tech on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/poptech2006/2966504671

For the above, and many other reasons, I think every doctor should read Malcolm Gladwell. In in the next few weeks therefore I will review four of his books:

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking 

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Outliers: The Story of Success

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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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Gladwell’s other book is a selection of his best articles published in the The New Yorker where he is a staff writer

What the Dog Saw, And Other Adventures 

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Next blog post then, The Tipping Point!

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