Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. His 1999 profile of Ron Popeil won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of four books, “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference,” (2000) , “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” (2005), and “Outliers: The Story of Success” (2008) all of which were number one New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, “What the Dog Saw” (2009) is a compilation of stories published in The New Yorker.

From 1987 to 1996, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business, science, and then served as the newspaper’s New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.





Outliers: Why People are Successful

In 2005, Malcolm Gladwell was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Author of the New York Times #1 best-sellers The Tipping Point (2000), Blink (2005) and Outliers (2008), Gladwell is one of the most thought-provoking authors of our time. His book What the Dog Saw compiles his stories for the New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1999.

In “Why People are Successful,” Gladwell turns his focus to a fascinating question that many entrepreneurs have pondered as they have pursued their own ambitions – and raised their families.

In his latest book, Gladwell argues that the secrets of successful people–from Bill Gates to the Beatles–can be decoded, copied and reconstructed. He shows that we pay too much attention to how successful people present themselves and too little to their family, cultural and generational roots. And he goes on to show just how culture affects our career and performance, why some cultures are good at math, and what causes the “achievement gap” in the education system in the U.S.

However, there’s a solution: Gladwell offers a fresh new model for fostering success and giving people the best opportunities to achieve their full potential.

In this can’t-miss online seminar, you’ll learn:

  • The kinds of backgrounds and circumstances shared by high performers.
  • The predictors of success that we emphasize too much–and too little.
  • How we can nurture success for everyone

It’s hard to overestimate Gladwell’s impact on our ideas. In The Tipping Point, he popularized the phrase “tipping point” and advanced our understanding of how trends spread. He went on to take a close look at the first impressions we make in Blink, showing how they influence decision-making. And in Outliers, he discussed how to help people succeed by drawing on the factors that truly foster success. “

Before joining the New Yorker, Gladwell served as a reporter, and then New York City bureau chief, for The Washington Post. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, after growing up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York City.

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