Bio

Malcolm Gladwell has an incomparable gift for interpreting new ideas in the social sciences and making them understandable, practical and valuable to business and general audiences alike.

He’s become so successful at this that he was voted one of HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers – International 2011.  This honor recognizes the practitioners and thinkers who have had the greatest influence in the field of people strategy.  Newsweek chose him for the Top 10 New Thought Leaders of the Decade.  Previously, TIME magazine named Malcolm one of its 100 Most Influential People of 2005.  He was chosen for Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers 2010 and 2009 list and is ranked number ten on The Thinkers50 2011.

In 2013, Malcolm released his new book David And Goliath, in which he explores the concept of the underdog.  What makes for a successful underdog? And why are underdogs so successful? David and Goliath has all the hallmarks of a classic Gladwell book: arresting, thought-provoking examples, insightful analysis, and a groundbreaking new perspective on something all around us.

Malcolm’s book Outliers: The Story of Success is having an even greater impact than his first two books, generating lively debates about the causes of success in fields from education and music to sports and business. In Outliers, Malcolm suggests exciting new approaches to helping people succeed by leveraging the real factors that foster success. Outliers debuted as a #1 bestseller for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes & Noble, and Publisher’s Weekly.

He is the author of two other New York Times #1 bestsellers — The Tipping Point and Blink.

With his first book, Malcolm embedded the concept of the tipping point in our everyday vocabulary and gave organizations new tools for understanding how trends work. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference spent over 400 weeks on the The New York Times bestseller list.