Malcolm Gladwell is the master of playful yet profound insight. And in What the Dog Saw his adventurous curiosity is at full stretch, as he takes everyday subjects and shows us surprising new ways of looking at them.What can hair dye tell us about the history of the twentieth century? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard but only one of ketchup? What didn't the inventor of the birth control pill know about women's health? Why may a problem like homelessness be easier to solve than to manage? Who do we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job? What's the difference between choking and panicking? What can pit bulls teach us about crime? And are smart people actually rather overrated? Gladwell introduces us to obsessives, pioneers and other varieties of minor genius, diagnoses some of our greatest and most overlooked problems, and explores the confounding mysteries of our characters, personalities and intelligence.What the Dog Saw is Malcolm Gladwell at his very best, as he shows us the intriguing story within everyone and everything. Whether it's criminal profiling or dog training, Gladwell always gives us a completely new perspective, and a glimpse into someone else's head.
Malcolm Gladwell was born in England but raised in Canada. His father is a civil engineer and a professor emeritus at University of Waterloo and his mother, a psychotherapist. It is his mother, also a writer, is who he considers his role model. Gladwell graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history.
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. All his books have been New York Times bestsellers. He was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2005. His latest book , What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, was released on October 20, 2009. What the Dog Saw bundles together his favourite articles from the New Yorker since he joined it as a staff writer in 1996. All the pieces in What the Dog Saw are available free of charge on Gladwell's website.
Gladwell’s books often often deal with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences and often uses academic work, particularly in the areas of sociology, psychology, and social psychology, as material for his books.
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