Without the New York Times, there is no blog community. They'd have nothing to blog about.

-Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell

The key to good decision making is not knowledge... It's whether our work fulfills us.

Malcolm Gladwell
The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.
Malcolm Gladwell

Of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs.

Malcolm Gladwell
The most common form of giantism is a condition called acromegaly, and acromegaly is caused by a benign tumor on your pituitary gland that causes an overproduction of human growth hormone. And throughout history, many of the most famous giants have all had acromegaly.
Malcolm Gladwell

People in great institutions are occasionally credulous. Malcolm Gladwel

Malcolm Gladwell
To build a better world we need to replace the patchwork of lucky breaks and arbitrary advantages today that determine success--the fortunate birth dates and the happy accidents of history--with a society that provides opportunities for all.
Malcolm Gladwell

I worry that track is going to enter into an impossibly complicated stage, where our understanding of the complexities of human physiology - and our ability to accentuate and exploit them - is going to make the notion of pure competition impossible.

Malcolm Gladwell
Instead of thinking about talent as something that you acquire, talent should be thought of as something that you develop.
Malcolm Gladwell

Character isn't what we think it is or, rather, what we want it to be. It isn't a stable, easily identifiable set of closely related traits, and it only seems that way because of a glitch in the way our brains are organized. Character is more like a bundle of habits and tendencies and interests, loosely bound together and dependent, at certain times, on circumstance and context.

Malcolm Gladwell
Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.