I have now listened to every Malcolm Gladwell book and can enthusiastically recommend them all.
This book is different in that it is a compilation of his articles in the New York Times, but it is eye opening and thought provoking nonetheless.
I anxiously await his next effort.
another very enjoyable Malcolm Gladwell book. his writing is excellent and he is a great reader.
All of his books are captivating & this one takes the standpoint that not all of our "facts" assumptions or profiling has any basis to reality. Makes you question why you believe what you believe.
fun read, touches on several themes like bias and generalizations expanded in other future works
If you're hungry for more Gladwell, this collection delivers. Diverse topics, but only MG can compare mammograms to Scudbusters, and the NFL draft to teacher improvement. I really enjoyed it.
Use the Audible App to listen at 1.5 times the normal playback speed. This is very easy to comprehend at that speed, and you get 50% more information per minute.
At this point, I would recommend the BOOK to my friends, but not the audiobook. The editing on this particular recording leaves a lot to be desired. There is random music in the middle of some articles that does not seem to contribute to the overall story telling - like it was to be used to bridge the gap between points, but failed miserably. There are also very noticeable editing errors and entire portions of speaking dialog missing - seems like perhaps a sentence or two.
The range of topics keeps me entertained and continue to challenge my own perspective and understanding of long established assumptions.
Yes - I have enjoyed several of his books previously, which influenced my purchase of this title.
Challenging the Norm
I really enjoy listening to Malcolm Gladwell's content as his perspective typically challenges the norm and always proposes "The other side of the story."
Absolutely. A journey through - that which we did not have to personally experience yet receive the benefits of.
Mr. Gladwell has 5 masterpieces at Audible. Hope you will enjoy and benefit from all.
At issue, this book has no uniting theme, its a random collection of interesting stories. Likely leftover research from this other amazing books.
Consuming Safety, the stories around how people 'consume' or adjust their behaviors when new safety technologies are implemented. Example, anti-lock brakes in one sample did not reduce accidents as the drivers with them drove more aggressively.
Yes, just not worth a second listen, unlike his other books which are worth listening to at least twice.
This is typical Gladwell. It is an eclectic collection of stories on a variety of topics. In the typical Gladwell style, it will leave you entertained, educated, and pondering topics you didn't know were so darn interesting.