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About Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell, is an accomplished leader in sociology and psychology.

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What is Malcolm Gladwell’s Net Worth

$30 Million Dollars

When was Malcolm Born

3 September 1963, Fareham, United Kingdom

Introduction to Malcolm Gladwell My Story

Malcolm Gladwell, born Malcolm Timothy Gladwell, is an accomplished leader in sociology and psychology. The 56 year-old, born on September 3rd 1963, is a bestselling author in America and Canada as well as a motivational speaker and self-help coach.

He is most known for his motivational speaking, second to his books in the social psychology genre. His most popular books are The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Outliers: The Story of Success, published in 2000 and 2008 respectively. Malcolm was also appointed to the Order of Canada in June 2011.

 

“If you work hard enough and assert yourself, you can shape the world to your desires” – Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell Personal History

Malcolm Gladwell is an English-born Canadian. He was born in Hampshire, England, to his mother Joyce who was a Jamaican psychotherapist and his father Graham, who was a maths professor. Throughout his early years, he lived in rural Canada, then the family moved to Elmira in Ontario, Canada.

It was noted by his family that even in his earliest years he was ambitious and ‘single-minded’. He would often tag along with his father to the University of Waterloo, as early as 11, due to his increasing interest in books and reading.

After graduating from Ontario High School, Malcolm went on to study History at the University of Toronto, Trinity College, where after interning with the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC, he graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree.

Returning to his personal life, Malcolm was raised as a Christian. Whilst attending high school, he was an extremely talented athlete. Being among Canada’s fastest teenagers in a 1500 metre race, he competed at a national level.

 

Malcolm Gladwell Professional Career

Malcolm Gladwell’s professional career began in 1987 when he began working for the infamous Washington Post. He started covering news related to science and business and went on to work for the company for nearly a decade, before resigning in 1996.
Following this role, he started working for The New yorker. One of his first assignments in this role was to write a fashion piece… out of his comfort zone, Malcolm decided to write about a man who produced t-shirts. He said he found this more interesting to write. By defying social norms, this is where Malcolm hit a turning point in his career to be different and stand out as a writer. After this, he made it his mission to write something that his readers would remember. Shortly after, in 1996, he wrote two articles called ‘The Tipping Point’ and ‘The Coolhunt’ which catapulted him to fame.

Four years after the publication of these two articles in 2000, the very same articles formed the basis of his first book ‘The Tipping Point’. Over the span of his career, Malcolm went on to write a total of 6 books, 5 of which reached the New York Times Bestsellers list!

Two years later, in 2002, Malcolm published another game-changing article which was based on the ‘Talent Myth’ concept. This highlighted and explained key techniques in which successful people rely upon daily. It wasn’t until 2005 when he published his second book ‘Blink’.

After this, his work in terms of novel publications flourished. He wrote his 3rd book soon after which describes his personal journal of success and inspirations. Shortly before he published What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, his 4th book. This was compiled of his most popular writing from his time at The New Yorker.
His writing career continues into the present day, with his most recent work being published in 2019. In addition to this, his writing career has expanded into script writing and screenplay.

 

Malcolm Gladwell Teaching and Events

Over his career, through publishing 6 books and spending several decades working for high profile newspapers, Malcolm Gladwell has built a legacy in literacy. His most notable works are The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000), which analyses and provides explanation for the moments that ideas spark and social behaviour breaks into new norms, and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), which highlights real life examples of how successful people have become, exactly that, successful.

In addition to his literary success, Malcolm has also contributed to the world of podcasting. He shares his views and research grounded in social psychology through his podcast Revisionist History. Launching in 2016, he has published more than 40 episodes which provide the listener with wisdom surrounding a particular subject.

Due to his significant contribution to social psychology, personal development and the self-help genre as a whole, it is hardly surprising that he has received a number of awards over the years. The most significant of which being the Order of Canada medal in 2011. Other achievements include: 2 honorary degrees; Times Top 100 influential people and and Excellence award from the American Sociological Association.

Malcolm Gladwell Books & Publications

Malcom Gladwell has written and published many best selling books. Here are some of his most popular books.

Self Help

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is the debut book by Malcolm Gladwell.

Self Help

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know is a nonfiction book written by Malcolm Gladwell

Self Help

Outliers

Outliers: written by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success

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