Malcolm Gladwell

Author of Seven New York Times Bestsellers Including "The Tipping Point," "Outliers," and "Blink"
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Malcolm Gladwell is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, David and Goliath, Talking to Strangers, and The Bomber Mafia. He has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. An extraordinary speaker, Malcolm has an unparalleled ability to be both entertaining and challenging, meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of each unique audience with his signature eloquent, warm, and humorous delivery. 
Renowned for his unique perspective on the forces driving human behavior, Gladwell employs masterful storytelling to break down the complex and often misunderstood concepts shaping society. He explored decision making in Blink, the roots of success in Outliers, our underestimation of adversity and overestimation of privilege in David and Goliath, and why interactions with people we don’t know often go terribly wrong in Talking to Strangers
In his #1 debut The Tipping Point that remained on the bestseller list for more than 400 weeks, Gladwell changed the way we looked at the world through his examination of how ideas spread. In October 2024, he revisits the phenomenon of social epidemics with Revenge of the Tipping Point: Overstories, Superspreaders, and the Rise of Social Engineering. The highly anticipated sequel explores how the viral spread of influences has been turbocharged in an age of political upheaval and disruptive technologies. Gladwell offers insight into the potential of tipping points to drive positive change as well as the costs of social engineering gone awry. 
His book, The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, was inspired by the four-part series about General Curtis LeMay on Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. He weaves together stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. He also authored the audio biography Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon, an intimate window into Simon’s legendary career, what it means to be alive as an artist, and how to create work that endures, told over 30 hours of conversation with one of America’s most popular songwriters.
Malcolm is the host of Revisionist History, an award-winning podcast that takes a second glance at overlooked or misunderstood events, people, and ideas and asks whether we got it right the first time. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996 and previously served as a science and medicine writer for The Washington Post. He has won a National Magazine Award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He is a member of the Order of Canada and holds an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Toronto.

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Next Generation Leadership

The COVID pandemic has given businesses a chance to rethink the way they collaborate and work. Gladwell talks about what he thinks of as the two most important elements of this golden opportunity. First, that teamwork can be realigned according to the very different expectations of the youngest members of the workforce — the digital generation. And second, that teams can be reimagined as "weak link" systems, as opposed to the traditional model of teams as dependent on their strongest link.

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Videos

Fareed Zakaria with Malcolm Gladwell: Age of Revolutions
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Generative AI: A Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell & Darío Gil
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The unheard story of David and Goliath | TED
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The strange tale of the Norden bombsight | TED
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The Innovator’s Heart: The Social Context of Entrepreneurship | Michigan Ross
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The Big Idea Extra | Fox 5 New NY
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Keynote | Regeneron Science Talent Search
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Introducing Gladwell's "Revisionist History" Podcast | Trailer
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David and Goliath | Talks at Google
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Malcolm Gladwell takes fresh look at societal trends in 'Revenge of the Tipping Point'
AP
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Malcolm Gladwell to be Honored with 2024 Audio Vanguard Award
On Air Fest
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Was Jack Welch the Greatest C.E.O. of His Day - or the Worst?
The New Yorker
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Malcolm Gladwell on breaking the rules of healthcare
Fixing Healthcare
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Paul Simon Tells the Stories Behind His Songs
The Wall Street Journal

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