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Malcolm Gladwell ↠ 6 review characters Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Malcolm Gladwell Read What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures Rstand our world and ourselves The Tipping Point Blink and Outliers Now in What the Dog Saw he brings together for the first time the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period Here you'll find the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill and the dazzling creations of pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz Gladwell sit Probably the best Malcolm Gladwell book that I ve read and I ve read them all

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Malcolm Gladwell ↠ 6 review characters Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Malcolm Gladwell Read What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures S with Ron Popeil the king of the American kitchen as he sells rotisserie ovens and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan the dog whisperer who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and why it was that employers in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduat This could be my least favorite book for Gladwell In my opinion it is usually hard to construct a book that is likeable enough out of a collection of articles or blogs I honestly didn t expect too much out of itHowever being my least favorite doesn t make it bad It is actually good real good For a book that compiles several titles Galdwell did a good job in explaining each idea and support it with social experiments and Statistics I can t say that I liked EVERY article because I didn t However there were many which piued my interest In What The Dog Saw for example Malcom categorizes failure into Panicking and Choking He states that at time of possible failure a human could fall into either Thinking too much or Not Thinking at all Depending on the situation panicking or choking could lead to either saving that person or rushing him to his death Another example is the effect of plagiarism should pose on someone life He tells the story of a psychologist invested in studying serial killers who got her book stolen to every last word and turned into a play Was this thing too bad Did it have a good impact on the Societyand my most favorite topic is certainly the last one in the book The fate of all Pitballs were determined because of an accident in which 3 small dogs attacked a child and the state decided that no one could own a pitball Poor dogs Malcom ensures that the cause incident is complex that one may think Banning one species will certainly not gonna solve the problem and in his book he shall tell you whyWhat The Dog Saw is a great attempt in a creating a collection of uite interesting stories which tackles a lot of topics at the heart of Sociology Economy and Psychology

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Malcolm Gladwell ↠ 6 review characters Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Malcolm Gladwell Read What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures What is the difference between choking and panicking Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard but only one variety of ketchup What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th centuryIn the past decade Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we unde I m very fond of Malcolm Gladwell s writing It is hard for me to not gush about someone who is living a life I would love to live I guess I should feel jealous of him but instead I just feel grateful to know that someone can live that life And I really love his writing He is a writer who never leaves his readers behind who is always beautifully clear and who structures what he has to say in ways that not only compel you to go on reading but also so he takes you by the hand and makes sure you are always alongside himIt is impossible not to feel perfectly safe with Malcolm Gladwell and given that some of these articles are about killer dogs and mass murderers feeling safe with the writer seems almost obligatoryI m not going to talk about the subject matter of any of these articles I m assuming that most of you are going to eventually read them anyway so it feels a bit pointless spoiling things for you Instead I would like to look at how he structures his articles and why I find what he does so utterly compellingIf there is a philosopher that I really admire it is Aristotle I mean the guy was a genius and dominated Western thought for two thousands years It is fair to say that for a very very long time Western thought as far as it was thought was Aristotelian But I admire Aristotle because he is so different from me not in the least because I would like to be like him If there is one thing I truly know about myself it is that I am nothing like Aristotle You see Aristotle was the great categoriser He had a brain that was like a filing cabinet and he could come to something completely new something no one had ever thought systematically about before and he the remarkable ability to see how to file things away in this totally new subject He virtually created many of the disciplines we study now such as physics biology metaphysics logic poetics and the list just goes on and onI need to make that a bit clear It wasn t just that he could come to a subject like poetics and say this is not a literal uote though he does say something similar the major division is between tragedy and comedy in tragedy a character gets what he deserves while in comedy a character gets what he thinks he wants It was that he was able to see that the division between tragedy and comedy was a key division If you were going to talk about drama Aristotle just knew that you had to virtually start by talking about that division and how a play that was a comedy was different from a play that was a tragedy He didn t just invent the filing cabinet he also put the first labels on the files and then put some gobsmacking content in those files as wellEven while dancing around in my most sunny of dispositions I don t for a moment think that I am anything like Aristotle I really don t do categories in the way he does My mind doesn t uite work that way just as I don t paint like Picasso but I ll tell you what I love it when I see itAnd what has this got to do with Gladwell and his latest book Well the whole way through this book I kept thinking that Gladwell has learnt so much from Aristotle He has learnt how to play with categories in ways that are pure delight What he does looks so simple and so obvious it is really no wonder that people try and generally fail to copy it It takes lots and lots of hard work to make writing look uite this effortlessI cavalierly started off by saying I wouldn t tell you anything about the articles in this book and now find I have to such are the meanderings these reviews take me on In the last chapter of this book there is a long discussion of what is a Pit Bull Terrier and whether it is the dog or the owner that should be put down after an attack no prize for guessing the answer to that one Except Gladwell s point is that banning a bred of dog is incredibly difficult as Pit Bull is a category that is imposed on a wide and various group of individual dogs and as a category it struggles to stretch across all of the dogs it seeks to cover This is because a category is generally selected to identify a problem but the dogs themselves aren t actually the problem it is the as they say in France arseholes that own them That he then used this distinction to talk about the identification of terrorists and why stopping only people who look like Middle Eastern men is a stupid idea almost had me cheeringIn another article he deconstructs the category of FBI Criminal Profiler and confounds it with the category of psychic cold reader and not in a complimentary way In yet another chapter he compares our categories of uarterback someone who involves himself in a kind of game mostly played from what I can gather in the US and teacher What Gladwell often does is force us to look again at the categories we use to divide up the world and then to see if they really still make any sense In a way he is doing the opposite of what Aristotle did But either way I think he does it just as beautifully As a case in point it may be that my favourite part of this book is where he says at the end of one of his articles that if we are expected to spend so much time outside of the box perhaps we should be getting a new box You know watching someone do that to a clich particularly one I hate is just about the most satisfying thing I can think ofBut he doesn t just tear down old and tired metaphors he also helps to show interesting distinctions between categories we generally think of as being pretty much about the same things Like the fascinating distinction he draws between a puzzle and a mystery Do you see what he does He uses metaphors in the way that they are meant to be used A metaphor can be used in two ways either to stop us thinking or to get us to see something almost as if for the first time Metaphors that stop us thinking are called clich s let s list some to my way of seeing thinking outside the box at the end of the day let s unpack that we should populate this data set I d better stop or I ll be making myself sick Metaphors can do better than that though They can also be used to instruct us in things we don t know anything about and they do that by comparing the new thing to those things we think we already know very well In this book when Gladwell discusses how he would like to distinguish between a puzzle and a mystery he uses the example of the sorts of uestions that might have been asked during cold war spying on Russia what is the size of the Soviet economy how many nuclear weapons does China have and then that most amusing of games where in the world is Osama Bin Laden to show that these are uestions that could be answered if only we had enough new data if we had enough new information These are puzzles They are problems that could be solved if we just had a couple of piecesA mystery though is something uite different To solve a mystery you don t need information one of the rules of mysteries is that you already have all of the information you need The problem isn t that you have too little information it is that you have far too much and that you have no way of grading the information you ve got into what is important and what is just trivial noise And right there you see a new distinction open up between categories that allows you to think anew about a range of issues that might not have made a lot of sense before Gladwell discusses Watergate as a puzzle and Ira as a mystery He then has some very interesting things to say about public accounting of private corporations and whether companies providing us with thousands and thousands of pages of information on how they are going is designed to inform or confuse us And then asks if maybe we need to not look at company accounts as ways of solving puzzles but rather if we might not be better off approaching interpreting the health of a company as a mystery It is possible that this distinction sounds profound than it really is I m uite prepared to admit that but all the same I m not terribly concerned about that What it does do is to get me to think about that distinction and to wonder about it He does this over and over again in all of his books Needless to say I really like itI love Gladwell s stuff He brings so much joy and so much interest to his articles that it is always a delight to read him


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  • Hardcover
  • 444
  • What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • English
  • 23 August 2020
  • 9780316078573