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Malcolm Gladwell Outliers

Public Education in France -- A Farce of Napoleonic Proportions

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Well how can anyone succeed with no confidence? How can one gain confidence when the system beats it out of you?

The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Consume writing voraciously, and you will absorb writing skills by osmosis. You will come to appreciate an unexpected word or turn of phrase. You'll intuitively develop awareness of what makes a story arc engaging or a character tantalizing.

Successful Leaders & Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

It is not industries that grow leaders; it is societies. It is the education system and, therefore, it is actually the responsibility and duty of various societal stakeholders to nurture competent, intelligent and forward thinking leaders.

Are Experts Born or Made?

David Z. Hambrick | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
David Z. Hambrick

Experts are born because people come into the world differing in ways that turn out to matter for real-world achievement. But experts are made because there is no getting around the necessity of a long period of practice and training for reaching a high level of performance.

7 Surprisingly Optimistic Books

Amy Spencer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Amy Spencer

That's what optimism is, after all: a belief that your life is going to work out for the best. However sad or challenging an experience might feel in the moment, there is a benefit to be gained. Centuries of literature have taught us this lesson over and over.

Educating for Democracy: Thoughts on Malcolm Gladwell

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

The problem with our schools does not center on what can be done with the willing learners but with those who are reluctant and even hostile to conventional methods of learning.

Bret Michaels: The Rusyn Roots of the Rock of Love

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Rock and reality TV star Bret Michaels has been yo-yoing in and out of hospitals in a steady stream of medical episodes, each one supposedly unrelated...

Genius: a Talk With Edwidge Danticat

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

"When [my first novel] was just published, people walked up to me and told me that someone who worked at their house is Haitian," Danticat said. "Now there are a number of people telling me that their doctor is Haitian."

Gender Elephant in the Gladwell's Outlier Living Room

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

Public challenge to Malcolm Gladwell: examine the "glass ceiling," the long shadow cast by both rich and poor men's forms of primogeniture.

Malcolm Gladwell and Others Bring a Novel Approach to Book Readings

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Reading aloud from their books, authors hope that readers will relate to the material, its characters, themes, comedic moments and underlying messages. When writers can convey these elements themselves, it's even more potentially provocative and lucrative.

Why Little Louie Can Never Be A Genius

Gerald Sindell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerald Sindell

Only a very few of have a certain level of gift that is completely beyond anything 10,000 or even a million hours of focused work can give you. These are the geniuses. And their gift came from inside.

What If Help Were Closer Than You Think?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We are going to get through this, together. As President Obama put it: "We will rebuild." Despite the downward spiraling charts depicting this globa...

The Spirit of Invention

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Through a collective desire to invent what had not been invented before, I had been given the chance to identify how old assumptions carry the power to limit the present.

The Zen of Dating

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Before God created match.com, single people used to get fixed up by their friends. That way, in addition to romantic disappointment when it didn't work out, you could be mad at your friend too.

Outliers and the Hillbilly Sterotype

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

I would like to see Malcolm Gladwell test his theory about Southerners being more prone to violence than Northerners.

Malcolm Gladwell, Geek Pop Star, On Why We Have Little Control Over Our Success

New York Magazine | Jason Zengerle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I don't really think of myself as an outlier. It's a Friday afternoon in mid-October, one month before his new book about incredibly successful peopl...

What the Hell, Malcolm Gladwell

Julia Cheiffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Julia Cheiffetz

Could it be that Malcolm Gladwell's new book Outliers, which examines extraordinary achievers, does not include a single woman?