What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

Paperback | December 14, 2010

byMalcolm Gladwell

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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 20thcentury?
In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves:The Tipping Point;Blink; andOutliers.Now, inWhat the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing fromTheNew Yorkerover the same period.
Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits 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 "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate.
"Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head."What the Dog Sawis yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.

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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 20thcentury?In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radicall...

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with theNew Yorkermagazine since 1996. He is the author ofThe Tipping Point,Blink,andOutliers, all of which were number oneNew York Timesbestsellers. Prior to joining theNew Yorker, he was a reporter with theWashington Post, where he covered business, science, and then served as the newspaper's ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:December 14, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Malcolm Gladwell's best work Malcolm Gladwell's best work. Will read it again for sure.
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Malcolm Gladwell's best work This was a great read. It really made me change how I see things and made me realize how many things I overlook on a daily basis just by not digging a little deeper into how I think about or look at things. Definitely recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Hit from Gladwell! Great compilation of articles from Malcolm Gladwell. The theme focuses on how perception and how conventional thinking may be wrong. Each chapter delves into different topics analysing how things may not be what they seem. Chapters are eclectic ranging from the rise of ketchup, the shortcomings of mammograms, how pitbulls think etc...Loved it! Cannot wait for the next book by one of the best and creative thinkers around.
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