Obsessives Pioneers And Other Varieties Of Minor Genius

Obsessives  Pioneers  and Other Varieties of Minor Genius
Publisher Little, Brown
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Category Psychology
Total Pages 130
ISBN 9780316086141
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!--StartFragment--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. !--EndFragment--

Obsessives  Pioneers  and Other Varieties of Minor Genius
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20

!--StartFragment--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

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What the Dog Saw
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

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

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What the Dog Saw
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20

Malcolm Gladwell is the master of playful yet profound insight. His ability to see underneath the surface of the seemingly mundane taps into a fundamental human impulse: curiosity. From criminology to ketchup, job interviews to dog training, Malcolm Gladwell takes everyday subjects and shows us surprising new ways of looking

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Dress Your Best Life
  • Author : Dawnn Karen
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14

Harness the power of your wardrobe to achieve your dreams with this timely take on personal style from a world-renowned fashion psychologist. You may get dressed every day without really thinking about what you're putting on, but did you know that what you wear has a powerful effect on how

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The China Threat
  • Author : Bill Gertz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05

The devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and America's first domestic bio-terrorism mail attacks have shifted America's attention and resources to the immediate threat of international terrorism. But we shouldn't be fooled. Since the publication of the hardcover edition of The China Threat in November

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The Power of Habit
  • Author : Charles Duhigg
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28

Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

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Blink
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-03

The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink

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Cirque Du Freak
  • Author : Darren Shan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2000

The chilling Saga of Darren Shan, the ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world.

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Quantum Shorts
  • Author : Michael Brooks,Jenny Hogan,Puah Xin Yi
  • Publisher : Pagesetters Services
  • Release Date : 2019

This book presents winning and shortlisted stories from past editions of the international Quantum Shorts competition. Inspired by the weird and wonderful world of quantum physics, the shorts range from bold imaginings of a quantum future to contemplations rooted in the everyday. They feature characters of all sorts: lovers beginning

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Dancing with Myself
  • Author : Billy Idol
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29

In this bold and candid memoir, music legend Billy Idol shares his life story, from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk pop revolution, revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for-all

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The Brain That Changes Itself
  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • Release Date : 2010

An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. Psychiatrist and rersearcher Norman Doidge, M.D., travelled around the United States to meet

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Freakonomics Rev Ed
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-02-17

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more:

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Tools for Thought
  • Author : Howard Rheingold
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2000

On technological development and computer development.

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Sway
  • Author : Ori Brafman,Rom Brafman
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03

A fascinating journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making, Sway will change the way you think about the way you think. Why is it so difficult to sell a plummeting stock or end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from

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Do Humankind   s Best Days Lie Ahead
  • Author : Steven Pinker,Matt Ridley,Alain de Botton,Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07

Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms, and the spread

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