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Gladwell on Underdogs

When the weak guys use their brains, they defeat the strong guys more often than you’d think.  In this NY’er article, Gladwell lays out just how this happens using the example of a pre-teen girls basketball teams… 37 more words

Review: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Gladwell on BBC Radio 3

The fifth and final (not chronologically) Gladwell book that I haven’t read is finally done and dusted! Originally, I wasn’t particularly attracted to  299 more words


The mind knows not what the tongue wants.

In most discussions, food is a topic that people tend to either wholly agree or may have passionate disagreements about. In understanding how we all enjoy and choose food, we must know what personal needs that food fulfils in us. 855 more words


Words, what are they good for?

At work, I’ve recently been given the task of redesigning all my training documentation and plans for Lean process improvement to something else. Apparently, despite successes, some of my leadership team doesn’t believe in Lean. 424 more words


On The Importance of First Impressions

The original title of Jane Austen’s timeless classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was supposed to be ‘First Impressions’. The novel itself leaves us feeling that those are of secondary importance and that what one should truly aim at in life is honesty, and kindness, and common sense. 525 more words


Your Writing Environment Matters

Occasionally I read a book so interesting I have to gush about it to others, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, which explores the nature of phenomenal success as a socio-economical construct, is one such book—especially since it’s (in my humble opinion) applicable to writing. 485 more words