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Outliers

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...

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

Being an Immigrant Woman: The Case of Ivana Trump

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The U.S. is only number 17 on The Economist glass-ceiling index; 16 countries provide more career advancement opportunity for women. And immigrant women find it even harder to get equal chances at work.

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.

Optimism: An Underdog's Best Friend

Vincent Kitirattragarn | Posted 12.29.2013 | Small Business
Vincent Kitirattragarn

A few years ago nobody knew what a coconut chip is. Many still don't. Educating people is one of the biggest challenges when introducing something unprecedented in the market. Weeks before we launched, Trader Joe's released their own private label coconut chip.

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.

Lisa Randall: Mozart, Newton and You?

Lisa Randall | Posted 05.31.2013 | Science
Lisa Randall

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities.

Malcolm Gladwell: Where I Like To Read

Malcolm Gladwell | Posted 08.03.2012 | Books
Malcolm Gladwell

My favorite place to read is airplanes.

Still Time to Vote: Chatting With Atlantic Records & Rolling Stone Contest Finalists Lelia Broussard and The Sheepdogs

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.26.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Lelia Broussard and Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs are the finalists in a contest sponsored by Garnier Fructis where the winner gets a contract with Atlantic Records and the cover of Rolling Stone.

Gladwell's Views on Entrepreneurs

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

How often do we avoid taking an action out of the fear of other people's opinions of our failure? Innovators are better at identifying the true risk of a situation and are more willing to fail than others.

Election Forecasting 'Outliers'

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson & Brad Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doug Usher thinks 2010 could be worse than 1994 for Democrats. Patrick Ottenhoff points to an Obama-Reagan parallel on approval and unemployment. Mi...

Chart Confusion 'Outliers'

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Sam Stein says President Obama has spent more on polling than President Bush. Nate Silver questions a DCCC memo on whether the Democrats can lose th...

Amazon Tracks Most Highlighted Kindle Passages: Interesting Data Or Invasion Of Privacy?

Christian Science Monitor | Rebekah Denn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Tracking bestselling books tells us about the reading habits, or at least buying habits, of the American public. But is there anything we can learn fr...

In God We...Invest

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

Wall Street is our secular religion. As with more traditional beliefs, faith trumps reason. That explains our willful blindness to the obvious scam, the fantastic story told to us by billionaire bankers.

Culture Zohn: Dancing With the Outliers

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-05-17-outsidepull.jpg Wayne McGregor, an outlier himself, wants bodies to "misbehave." This energetic, sexy ballet, informed by architecture, shows how.

What Makes the Great Ones Great?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my work with athletes, I've been able to identify the five most important psychological qualities that distinguish the Wayne Gretzkys and the Candace Parkers from the rest of us.

Malcolm Gladwell's "What The Dog Saw"

The New York Times | STEVEN PINKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fortunately for "What the Dog Saw," the essay format is a better showcase for Gladwell's talents, because the constraints of length and editors yield ...

Stephen Colbert Questions Malcolm Gladwell On His Quest For Connections (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Malcolm Gladwell was on "The Colbert Report" last night talking about his new book, "What the Dog Saw". He and Stephen discussed his never-ending curi...

Malcolm Gladwell and the Case For Endless Self-Googling

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Quigg

I piled cringe upon cringe Friday -- first because I read Steven Pinker's vivisection of Malcolm Gladwell's new collection, second because of what I found when I Googled a flub Pinker wielded against Gladwell.

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.

Culture Builds Character and Connections

Danny Groner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Groner

Gladwell discusses the factors that helped some of the most successful people achieve what they have. He posits that nurture matters exceedingly more than nature.