Malcolm Gladwell

Author
Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, BlinkOutliers, What the Dog Saw, and now, his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He is also the host of  the podcast Revisionist History.

He has explored how ideas spread in the Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, and the roots of success in Outliers. With David and Goliath, he examined our understanding of the advantages of disadvantages, arguing that we have underestimated the value of adversity and over-estimated the value of privilege.  In his latest project, Revisionist History, Gladwell examines the way the passage of time changes and enlightens our understanding of the world around us.

He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post.

Malcolm is an extraordinary speaker: always on target, aware of the context and the concerns of the audience, informative and practical, poised, eloquent and warm and funny. He has an unsurpassed ability to be both entertaining and challenging.

Credentials

  • Staff writer for The New Yorker
  • Author, The Tipping PointBlinkOutliersWhat the Dog Saw and David and Goliath
  • Member of the Order of Canada
  • Honorary doctorate of letters, University of Toronto
  • Former science and medicine writer for The Washington Post
  • Winner, National Magazine Award