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Awesome! Would love to see you in India too sometime. Do consider!

Heidi Bailey

Wish I could be there to hear you speak ... still, I have your books. Looking forward hugely to 'What the dog saw'. Best wishes for the tour.


I'm coming to see you in Manchester and am really looking forward to it!

I hope all goes well with your work!


Alex Denholm

Let's hope they record your talks - and please touch on your new piece in the New Yorker, "Pandora's Briefcase, It was a dazzling feat of wartime espionage. But does it argue for or against spying? This was quite a step away from your usual work.

This Guardian interview (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/may/02/malcolm-gladwell-his-own-words-tim-adams) shocked me. I pegged you for a guy who would get lose track of time when digging into the Internet. It would be interesting to hear how you do your research for your pieces - perhaps it's simply the old school way. While most young journalists just tap into the worldwide web.

Best of luck in the UK.


I enjoyed Outliers very much. I sold helicopters in the Northeast for many years and in doing so I dealt with many very very successful people and for the most part you have it right. However on page 97 you are dead wrong and Chris Langan is right, our universities are the most rigid and uniform sector in our society. Very little in breakthrough concepts and technology come from our schools; if you want to see real originality you should visit DARPA nad see what their contracts yeild, and most come from bussinesses not scholarly institutions.

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Wish too I could be there to hear you speak ... still, I have your books. Looking forward hugely to 'What the dog saw'. Best wishes for the tour.


I think you should concede that your statements about QBs were misguided. That entire episode continues to cast a poor light on your understanding of sports and emotional maturity.

Now that you have had some time to heal, I think you should take a deep breath and respond to the data. Everyone not named Berri who studies sports statistics knows that you missed the mark. At some point you should respond, like an adult, without dismissing your critics as racist or un-credentialed.

I would find it easier to read your work going forward if you did.


i am not in America and it is difficult to register in New Yorker. But I am really in need of reading two articles by malcolm gladwell. can anyone help me in anyhow?


the articles I m making reference to, are: the sure thing and psyschology of drinking. sorry didnt mention them in my previous post.


Congrats! Any chance for a Malcolm Gladwell review of the UVa Lacrosse murder, either on the blog or in the New Yorker? I remember you were at Charlottesville with your review about talent and McKinsey. I think your recent scholarship on how the world works would be helpful to the public.


Is there any chance of more engagements later in the week? I'll be in London next week, but only after the 14th and I would love to hear/see you speak.


Could I make a suggestion for some future Gladwell magic? I work in IT sales - a competitive enough field. I think that the success criteria for sales would sit very comfortably with some of the other work you've done. For example, at different times I've been massively successful and a complete flop, and I'd say the reason for the difference was (a) the product and (b) the company culture - yet the myth persists that the salesman himself is the key!

There's a huge industry of sales training which I'm convinced is irrelevant. People buy from me for two reasons - I've manouevred myself into a position with the current leading supplier; and they like me. That's it.

Whenever I've tried to use learned sales techniques I've flopped. Whenever I've taken some time to centre myself, really engage with the other person and do my best to act honourably, I've won.

The only common factor I can see between successful salespeople is a certain mental agility. Apart from this we have all sorts of personalities, and people who range from average intelligence to Mensa types. We have aggressive narcissists who'd sell their grannies, and altruists who'd take a bullet for a stranger.

Sorry it's such a long post; just about to finish 'The Dog' and so I'll be starved until your next one comes out.


Congratulations for your excellent, inspiring and smart work: great mind!

I hope you are doing well in the UK. I guess you are EXTREMELY busy now, but do hope you have some secs. to share.

I came to your "tipping point" book from the climate tipping point we are at and I´m writing about. Are you interested in the CC issue? If so I´ll be interested in ex-changing some ideas with you.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Regards from Spain,


James Gunn

Hi Malcolm,

I wanted to buy tickets for your Oxford event tonight, but Ticketmaster have let you down (that's a British understatement)! Do let me know if you're coming back to UK (if you're not using Ticketmaster). Keep the books coming !


Jacob Owens


Where is the tipping point in Mexico's war on drugs? High demand equals continuing supply, illicit substances equal high prices, and high revenues mean cartel power over the State. In this world of spanning connectivity, maybe, just maybe, you'll respond. Owensowens7@gmail.com (Jacob)


We would love to retain you as a consultant. Please do contact us.


I enjoyed Pandora's briefcase very much.It is a brilliant piece. Congrats Malcolm. David, Tanzania.

frankly dissapointed

My friend saw you, said you are SHIT

maggie nunns

i literally feel like my mind can't work quickly enough to keep up with all the thoughts that are flooding through. i have never felt so overwhelmed by an address, granted the subject matter was close to heart, i have had cancer and my father is about to take part in a medical trial but it was more than that. you put me in the room when the tears fell and opened my mind to a type of character that i have never had the privilege to meet. due to being overwhelmed, i felt i wanted to gift something to you and now am embarrassed that i acted quite rudely in simply depositing that item on the desk in front of you. i apologise for that rudeness and my only excuse is feeling other worldly at the time. for reasons i won't explain you have changed my life tonight and possibly given me courage to have a conversation i should have had a long time ago. thank you

Mike Wild

The two hour drive from Wales to get to your Manchester venue, and then back again yesterday evening, was time very well spent given the return.

After working for over two decades in acute hospital settings, your talk opened my mind to a radically alternative view of drug companies and more importantly, the people with incredible ideas and unremitting drive that work within them. Previously, I had little or to be more honest, no real sense of the personal risks that these exceptional people take, driven by their passionate need to drive clinical knowledge forward in order to make a difference.


I wish that I were in UK so that I could come and listen to you speak. Maybe you could consider coming to Asia sometime.. Helen in Taipei


Any chance of a visit to Australia? The people of Melbourne would love to see you!


I would like to see Mr. Gladwell delve into the topic of jealousy; I believe it is a strong emotion that rules a good part of the world, and that people are propelled by it to such a degree that it can be the navigational force behind their entire lives. Would be so interesting for him to get into that...


What, UK and no London? :(

William Grant

A blue rose? A lifetime spent with old, fragrant roses - I have no need nor do many others for a blue rose. But it is fascinating to read to what extent some scientists (?) and others have gone to to create one. I would truly enjoy your investigation.

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