Books - Review


Showing all books by: Malcolm Gladwell

What the Dog Saw
Malcolm, journalist with the New Yorker, presents a selection of chapters based on articles he has written for various publications. His overall theme is about getting inside the minds of people who are successful.
Really quite good. Some interesting bits on breast cancer (diagnosis of, using mammography) and solving the problems of homelessness etc. JEJ and Damian also mentioned they had read some Gladwell - although not this one.
Score: 7.5
Published: 2009
Read: October 29th 2010

Outliers
Discussion of how famous, or talented people have risen to the top - and how this might well be driven more by hard work and good luck than anything else.
Interesting stuff, especially the bit about how school start dates affect kids' performance.
Score: 7.5
Published: 2008
Read: July 30th 2011