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Why we read Gladwell

It has long been thought that a theorist is considered great because his theories are true, but this is false. A theorist is considered great, not because his theories are true, but because they are interesting.

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The Long and Winding Road

Monday night, and I’m watching the Channel 4 news. There’s a story about small music venues closing all over the UK. But I’m only half paying attention, if that. 653 more words


First Million

First Million

‘Everyone has to write a million words of crap before they can start producing good fiction.’ – Raymond Chandler

‘Write one story a week, for a year. 1,017 more words


Book review: What the dog saw - and other adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

If you’re like me, when you first saw that book cover, you thought “What the ‘bloomin eck’ is that about?”

I’ll get to the book in a sec, firstly however, I have something to admit. 639 more words


Success and Opportunities

Finally, I made it through Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers.” It has been on best sellers’ lists for a very long time, but has entered my life just as I examine how I can help my young children become accomplished. 1,612 more words

Gladwell a pessimist?

At first when I read Malcom Gladwell’s article Small Change I was convinced that he was a pessimistic man trying to make everyone believe that social media by no means helps or guides activism. 154 more words


Date Night: A Thin Slice of Reality

Out on the Town

The 8minuteDating.com speed dating site says their speed dating events are fast, fun, and guaranteed.Speed dating is based on the premise that we can use our immediate intuition to judge a potential mate. 612 more words

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