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Malcolm Gladwell

The One And Only Way To Get Healthy

Ali Cherry | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

As consumers, we need to trade the habit of clicking for short cuts for the habit of practicing behaviors that will truly serve our health. As a health and wellness industry, we need to trade our habit of telling people why they should do something or overwhelming them with a dozen ways to do it, and instead, invite them, inspire them, and propel them to try one way, to practice.

An Interview with Pubcon's Lane Ellis

Phil Simon | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Las Vegas (my hometown) might well be the conference capital of the world. The types of events run the gamut, although I tend to stick to business and...

Here's The Problem With 'Practice Makes Perfect'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” It’s a lovely idea, popularized by Malcolm Gladwe...

The State of the Progressive Movement: Maryland

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Dana Beyer

We can no longer ignore the economic reality, thanks to Professor Piketty, that without forceful government intervention on behalf of the people, inequality will increase.

Who's to Blame for Your So-Called Career? Surprise!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Psychologist Ellen Winner says it's now widely believed that if parents put in enough work, "it may not be all that difficult to produce a child prodigy." Whoa. It's all about work, and wanting it enough. Them. Us. Boom.

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Dr. Jim Taylor

Once I switched hats from enthralled follower to the social scientist that I am, the bloom fell off the rose, as it were, as my feelings shifted from admiration to resentment at having fallen for his smoke-and-mirrors act.

How to Be a Conscious Parent -- It's Not What You Expect

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Relax, I'm not going to tell you to savor every parenting moment. In fact, I'd say if you're savoring 25 to 30 percent of the moments, you're nearing Zen monk status. What I do have for you, though, are the following six sure-fire ways to boost your conscious parenting chops.

What the Amazon vs. Hachette Debate Ignores: Independent Authors

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

It's a fascinating debate, a fascinating time, one that mirrors much of what's already happened in the music industry, in journalism, art and photography; even online news aggregation. And, as in all revolutionary movements, the paradigm is shifting, to use a weary phrase.

Chipotle Just Got A Whole Lot More Highbrow

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Starting Thursday, the massive demographic that comprises both burrito-lovers and literary aficionados will find a real treat at Chipotle: Cups and ba...

Whether You're Building a Robot or a Book, Science + Creativity = Magic

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Holly Robinson

No question about it. My husband and I are opposites. He's a software engineer and I'm a writer. When people glance at my computer screen, they're confronted by a maze of thorny paragraphs, while his is a jungle of coded symbols.

Apple Is No Longer Picasso, or Dylan

David Galenson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Walter Isaacson wrote that Steve Jobs' favorite words were "revolutionary" and "incredible;" it seems unlikely that Tim Cook uses these with any frequency. And because of that, Apple is no longer Picasso, or Dylan, or Jobs.

College Preadmit Programs: What Are They and Why You Should Attend!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Before you act on those last two items, though, I urge you to take advantage of any preadmit programs (aka, admitted student days, admit weekend) that colleges offer you and other accepted students.

David and Goliath: A Blueprint for Reforming American Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Curtis Valentine

The frustration surrounding America's inability to "fix" our education system to outperform the world highlights what Gladwell calls "the limits of power."

Malcolm Gladwell: People Are Empowered By Their Lack Of Power

The European | Malcolm Gladwell | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

Malcolm Gladwell has written a book about power and the people who challenge it: "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling G...

"People Are Empowered by Their Lack of Power."

The European Magazine | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
The European Magazine

Malcolm Gladwell has written a book about power and the people who challenge it. He sat down with Lars Mensel to discuss if the world is ultimately fair.

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.

I Don't Agree With the Thesis in Malcolm Gladwell's Latest Book

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.10.2014 | Books
Morty Lefkoe

I've had read and enjoyed all of Malcolm Gladwell's books, so I was really looking forward to his newest one, David and Goliath. After reading it, ho...

The Definitive Book That Changed My Life, And How Malcolm Gladwell Can Change Yours

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Tywan Wade

From teaching myself computer programming in three days to now being able to tell the stories of my underdog past as a result of it, I owe a considerable amount of my success over these past couple of months to one person: Malcolm Gladwell.

Everything Happens for a Reason (Or Does It?)

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

What do David and Goliath and The Theory of Opposites have in common? Well, not to get too deep or anything, but I think both books make the point that we shouldn't just accept the things people say just because they say them often.

Having a Son Has Ruined Football for Me

Scott Benner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Scott Benner

The boy in me who was raised on Buddy Ryan football was shocked to hear himself say no. My ego and pride were alive with the notion that someone thought my son would be a good football player, but the idea of him banging his head into other people terrified me.

Gorged on Snark and Personal Loftiness

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media
Paul Fidalgo

In the hands of some, snark can be executed smartly and entertainingly, but it must be in manageable doses. But as it becomes an increasingly dominant mode of modern communication, especially online, it becomes poisonous.

Signs of Good Times Ahead

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 03.23.2014 | Good News
Arjuna Ardagh

What if these movies, and this great new album, point to a collective shift towards valuing connection, giving your gift and making a real contribution to people, whether we get paid for it or not?

Nate Silver, Malcolm Gladwell and the Future of Journalism

Michael Hobbes | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Michael Hobbes

Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is an argument, and a challenge, for how I read stories in the future -- and how I write them.

Private Sector Training Initiatives Lead to Increased Profits

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 01.08.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

We have a three-pronged problem here in the United States, and it's up to you and me to solve it.

Do You Trust Your Intuition? 4 Ways to Heal a Lack of Trust in Your Inner Knowing

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Notice what happens when you listen to your inner knowing and what happens when you don't. Consciously listen and follow through with action when you are aware of the thoughts, feelings and images that pop in, and see what happens.