What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

byMalcolm Gladwell

Kobo ebook | October 20, 2009

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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 20th century?

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; 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 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 Saw is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.
In 2005, Time named Malcolm Gladwell one of its 100 most influential people. He is the author of three books, each of which reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. They are: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. He is a is a British-born Canadian journalist and author. Gladwell was a reporter for the Washington Pos...
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Title:What the Dog Saw: And Other AdventuresFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 20, 2009Publisher: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