Top 10 Quotes by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

Take a random group of 8-year-old American and Japanese kids, give them all a really, really hard math problem, and start a stopwatch. The American kids will give up after 30, 40 seconds. If you let the test run for 15 minutes, the Japanese kids will not have given up. You have to take it away.

Malcolm Gladwell
Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push - in just the right place - it can be tipped.
Malcolm Gladwell

People are experience-rich and theory-poor. I help people organize / make sense of their experiences.

Malcolm Gladwell
Instinct is the gift of experience. The first question you have to ask yourself is, 'On what basis am I making a judgment?' ... If you have no experience, then your instincts aren't any good.
Malcolm Gladwell

It is the new and different that is always most vulnerable to market research.

Malcolm Gladwell
I'm totally engaging in cultural stereotyping, no question about it. But I think it's OK because I'm doing it for a reason, for a good reason.
Malcolm Gladwell

We tend to credit those who create an idea, not those who perfect it, forgetting that it is often only in the perfection of an idea that true progress occurs. Putting sixty-four transistors on a chip allowed people to dream of the future. Putting four million transistors on a chip actually gave them the future.

Malcolm Gladwell
When you write about sports, you're allowed to engage in mischief. Nothing is at stake.
Malcolm Gladwell

An incredibly high percentage of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic. That's one of the little-known facts.

Malcolm Gladwell
If we think about emotion this way - as outside-in, not inside out - it is possible to understand how some people can have an enormous amount of influence over others. Some of us, after all, are very good at expressiing emotions and feelings, which means that we are far more emotionally contagious than the rest of us.