The Tipping Point (Just For A Second)
Nicholson Baker is best known for his imaginatively erotic novels, like The Fermata, in which the hero stops time to undress and admire women, and Vox, the phone-sex love story that Monica Lewinsky supposedly gave to Bill Clinton as a gift. His latest, House of Holes, due out Aug. 9 from Simon & Schuster (a Read More
A 31-year-old Portland man has decided to dedicate six years of his life to golfing in an effort to test a theory from Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers — the one that says spending 10,000 hours practicing any skill will make you a professional. Dan, the soon-to-be pro golfer, says it’s an experiment. It’s also a vague Read More
The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator, a website which launched yesterday, is catching on faster than those trendy shoes from The Tipping Point. The site allows readers to refresh and see a new, pastel-on-white cover of a book on scientific ideas. Each could fit easily alongside Gladwell’s back catalog, but for an absurdist twist. Read More
“I think in the last year I’ve done, I want to say–it’s tough–a few dozen? Thirty to forty would be my guess?”
Jonah Lehrer, a contributing editor at Wired, was on the phone from Los Angeles Monday evening, trying to recall how many paid speeches he had delivered in 2010. Mr. Lehrer, 29, is the Read More
Malcolm Gladwell is sick and tired of hearing about the way social media will change the world for the better. In a lengthy article this week comparing online activism to the Civil Rights movement, The New Yorker scribe belittles Web 2.0′s importance as a tool for social change. “A networked, weak-tie world is Read More
On Thursday evening at Lincoln Center, Malcolm Gladwell strolled into the Allen Room, a 467-seat amphitheater with a spectacular view of Columbus Circle. Aside from the lime-colored backpack and signature curls, he dressed for the occasion in business conservative, complete with dark suit and maroon tie.
Mr. Gladwell had the task of addressing a few Read More
Malcolm Gladwell, the wildly popular New Yorker writer, lecture circuit hero and author of The Tipping Point and Blink, doesn’t just make big bucks speaking at dental supply company trade shows (for which he’s said to have earned $80,000).
He also gets paid to talk real estate.
The Observer recently got an invitation from Read More
“Mort and I are far from retiring,” Lynn Nesbit said on Friday afternoon. “It isn’t a question on the table at the moment. It really isn’t.”
The night before, one of the stars at the boutique literary agency Ms. Nesbit runs with Mort Janklow abruptly announced that he was leaving Read More
Felix Gillette looks at CNN, which might want to rename itself The Corpulent News Network.
How did the story of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State appointee begin? John Koblin traces the story as it made its way from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to every other media outlet imaginable. "It has unspooled in Read More
- "Gladwell is pale skinned but famously Afro-haired."—Tim Adams, The Guardian, November 16, 2008.
- "Gladwell, who is slight of build, with an exuberance of hair and an oddly diffident manner…" Jerry Adler, Newsweek, November 15, 2008.
- "Slender, with elfin cheekbones and a distinctive bloom of spirally brown hair, Gladwell Read More