We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
A Conversation with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell | [Joseph Finder, Malcolm Gladwell]

A Conversation with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell

Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell are both best-selling authors who write about issues from the business world – one in fiction and the other in nonfiction. Listen to this insightful conversation between these authors as they discuss topics that range from the best qualities of CEOs and sales people, to the nature of genius, to how they do their research and the mechanics of writing, to the intricacies of interpreting facial micro-expressions.
Regular Price:$0.00

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell are both best-selling authors who write about issues from the business world – one in fiction and the other in nonfiction. Listen to this insightful conversation between these authors as they discuss topics that range from the best qualities of CEOs and sales people, to the nature of genius, to how they do their research and the mechanics of writing, to the intricacies of interpreting facial micro-expressions.

Joseph Finder is the author of Paranoia, Company Man, and the upcoming Killer Instinct. His thrillers focus on characters who inhabit the cut-throat corporate world.

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of Blink and The Tipping Point. He writes on corporate culture as well as social habits.Killer Instinct will be available for download on May 16, 2006.

Listen to books by Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell.

(P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (646 )
5 star
 (174)
4 star
 (183)
3 star
 (172)
2 star
 (63)
1 star
 (54)
Overall
3.6 (290 )
5 star
 (87)
4 star
 (75)
3 star
 (72)
2 star
 (27)
1 star
 (29)
Story
3.7 (289 )
5 star
 (94)
4 star
 (80)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (23)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ray Huntersville, NC, USA 06-13-06
    Ray Huntersville, NC, USA 06-13-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Fasinating Discussion"

    This is a free flowing discussion of a number of different topics that I found very interesting about different perspectives on topics such as writing styles, authors, human behavior, the corporate world, what makes people successful, etc.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ann Staunton, VA, USA 01-24-07
    Ann Staunton, VA, USA 01-24-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Wonderful Exchange"

    I felt this interview could not have gone better. I learned more about Malcolm Gladwell and felt I knew him better as a writer after I listened to their exchange. I want to read the Tipping Point again and will be certain to pick up or listen to Blink. Great interview on both sides, such a great conversation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pearce Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada 09-19-10
    Pearce Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada 09-19-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "Interesting"

    It's always interesting to listen to niche people converse or be interviewed. Malcolm Gladwell has written some interesting books. That's why I downloaded this free conversation. I found both these guys deeply enmeshed in what they do by the nature of their conversation. There are a few tips if you are an inspiring writer too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 03-30-13
    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 03-30-13

    No matter where you go, there you are.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    450
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    179
    95
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    35
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Borders on Meaningless"

    While good at what they otherwise accomplish as writers, this dialogue serves to degrade each of their accomplishments. Gladwell is an undocumented social observer and Finder writes improbable stories about a contemporary white knight. Why in the name of all meaningful things would anyone care whatever it was this conversation was about?
    Utter waste of time.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joseph GERMANTOWN, MD, United States 01-06-14
    Joseph GERMANTOWN, MD, United States 01-06-14

    Philosopher. Sustainability steward. Health and fitness junkie. Craft beer enthusiast and brewer.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stimulating Conversation Between Two Great Authors"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very stimulating conversation that, in usual Malcolm Gladwell fashion, reveals insights to everyday occurances that the average person would never uncover him/herself.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lita Santa Maria, CA, United States 04-22-13
    Lita Santa Maria, CA, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2011

    Lita

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "How Malcolm Gladwell Thinks"

    I'd read anything about how Malcolm Gladwell processes stuff. In this interview, he tells us how he himself chooses books---I took it to be great advice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maged Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12-08-13
    Maged Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12-08-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A complete waste of time"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell again?

    No way


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrator?

    There is no material to be narrated


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    This is an audio for 2 people that adore themselves and complement each other, giving their naive shallow opinions for more than an hour . Zero outcome . Zero intellectuality

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    vlad mashkevich 04-15-09 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Finder solicits validation from Gladwell"

    (This review written by a 36 year old female) Gladwell carries so much more credibility than Finder. Finder continues to seek Gladwell's agreement with any theory or conclusion that Finder has. I assume that Finder looks up to Gladwell, that's pretty apparent from the conversation. I was OK with the conversation until Finder got to the part where he elaborated on why women are not in sales. He went too far when justify reasons or excuses as to why men are keeping women out of the work force. It started to sound subjective instead of objective which is what prompted me to write this review. I adore ALL of Gladwell's books and have not yet read anything by Finder... not sure if I will.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 12-20-13
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4267
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    170
    170
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2093
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Neat Little Listen"

    The title "What is Killer Instinct?" is a misnomer for this fascinating discussion between novelist Joseph Finder and non-fiction writer Malcolm Gladwell. The talk coincided with the publication of Finder's "Killer Instinct" in 2006, though, so it must have been a tie in to that book's release.

    Finder and Gladwell talk about their techniques for researching corporations, and their fascination with the business world. In 2003 and 2004, when Finder would have been writing "Killer Instinct", he couldn't find a woman executive in the tech manufacturing industry to base one of his characters on. Ten years later, Virginia Rometty is President and CEO of IBM; Ursula Burns is CEO of Xerox; Gayla Delly is CEO of Benchmark Electronics . . . and so on.

    The niftiest part of the conversation for me was when Finder and Gladwell talked about reading and writing. Gladwell says that he often doesn't finish books because he gets close to the end - less than a dozen pages - and is worried that the writer will let him down. That's not something I've ever done and I don't know that I could start now, but I sure wish I could. I've been let down so many times.

    Enjoy the listen, and enjoy a very recent moment in time, right before things changed.

    [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bret L Berry Forest, IN USA 08-29-14
    Bret L Berry Forest, IN USA 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boring....dammit!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It sounded so interesting when I downloaded it.


    What could Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not sure. Maybe I just wasn't ready to be a fly on the wall for a convers between them.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    There was a narrator?


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Conversation with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell?

    Didn't listen past a half hour or so. No help from me. Sorry.


    Any additional comments?

    Who was Malcom speaking with?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 14 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.