Malcolm Gladwell

Topics: Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point, Writing Pages: 2 (801 words) Published: January 10, 2014
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Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the writer of books and for New Yorker Magazine. His books are generally categorized under the category of “Self-improvement”. However, in my opinion, he is not one of that self-improvement trashes. You can see that he does really research for his books. Just take a look into his “cites”. Even this made him different them from those I called trash. He is not putting an exact way on you, he does not tell you what to do, as if you are beginning to use a new software on your computer. He just narrates the stories and researches the reasons behind them, then convey you those as they are. And so readers can take parts of his writings which work for themselves. In Eric Jaffe’s article, “Malcolm in the Middle” which can be found in www.psychologicalscience.org; he answered when asked for the process behind his writing "I have two parallel things I'm interested in. One is, I'm interested in collecting interesting stories, and the other is I'm interested in collecting interesting research. What I'm looking for is cases where they overlap.” Susan Salter Reynold staff writer in Los Angeles Times in her review titled “'What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures' by Malcolm Gladwell” defines Malcolm Gladwell’s writing skill with as “This is not journalism. It is not self-help. It is not sociology. In many ways, Gladwell's writing has more in common with those explorers and scientists. There's Gladwell, digging away. His head pops out of the hole, an archaeologist parsing a culture that failed thousands of years ago. "They revered youthful genius!" this fictional Gladwell exclaims. "They believed in the eternal life of the written word!" "They confused puzzles and mysteries!" "They ate only one brand of ketchup! . . . No wonder they perished!"” He has 4 books which are The Tipping Point (2000), Blink (2005), Outliers (2008), What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009). His ideas in his books, columns and in his speechs...
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