Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine. He writes on a wide range of topics, including the future of science, race and sports, physical genius, the concept of moral hazard and health care, and the difference between puzzles and mysteries.

Gladwell is the author of four books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), all of which were number one New York Times bestsellers. What the Dog Saw (2009) is a compilation of stories published in The New Yorker. His latest book on adversity and ingenuity, David and Goliath, will be published this September.
He has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. His 1999 profile of Ron Popeil won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

From 1987 to 1996, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business, science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.

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10th Anniversary Season
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"David can beat Goliath by substituting effort for ability—and substituting effort for ability turns out to be a winning formula for underdogs in all walks of life"

- Malcolm Gladwell