Quotes by: Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell at the Barclays Asia Forum in Hong Kong in 2014
||Malcolm Timothy Gladwell
September 3, 1963
Fareham, Hampshire, UK
||Non-fiction writer, journalist
||Trinity College, Toronto
The Tipping Point (2000)
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009)
David and Goliath (2013)
podcast : Revisionist History
So, it's a very, you know - maybe we're wrong in - you know, we go around thinking the innovator is the person who's first to kind of conceive of something. And maybe the innovation process continues down the line to the second and the third and the fourth entrant into a field.
There is an important idea in psychology: The 'just world theory,' which says that it is very important for us to convince ourselves that the world is just and things happen for a reason. That there is some elemental fairness in everything, which creates the illusion of justice.
You think it matters to the kids whether they're learning to play on a Steinway or a normal piano?
If you go to an elite school where the other students in your class are all really brilliant, you run the risk of mistakenly believing yourself to not be a good student.
The paradox of endurance sports is that an athlete can never work as hard as he wants, because if he pushes himself too far, his hematocrit will fall.
In cross-country skiing, athletes propel themselves over distances of ten and twenty miles - a physical challenge that places intense demands on the ability of their red blood cells to deliver oxygen to their muscles.
We need to be clear when we venerate entrepreneurs what we are venerating. They are not moral leaders. If they were moral leaders, they wouldn't be great businessmen.
I don't want a door bell. I don't want anyone ringing my door bell... seems to be intrusive. They can call me on their cell phones.
I have profoundly mixed feelings about the Affordable Care Act. What I love about it is its impulse. It attempts to deal with this intractable problem in American health care life, which is that a significant portion of the population does not have access to quality medical care.
I've had the most untraumatic life a human being can have. But I've always been drawn to those who have had far more complicated histories.
The older I get, the more I understand that the only way to say valuable things is to lose your fear of being correct.
An incredibly high percentage of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic. That's one of the little-known facts.
I remember as a kid watching one of the Olympic games, and I was cheering for a big track athlete. He was the favorite to win, and he lost. I realized in that moment the pain he felt was so much greater than the pain that those who never thought they were going to win would have felt had they lost.
If my books appear to a reader to be oversimplified, then you shouldn't read them: You're not the audience!