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

-Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell

The sad thing about doping is how much it obscures our appreciation of greatness.

Malcolm Gladwell
I remember as a kid watching one of the Olympic games, and I was cheering for a big track athlete. He was the favorite to win, and he lost. I realized in that moment the pain he felt was so much greater than the pain that those who never thought they were going to win would have felt had they lost.
Malcolm Gladwell

Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.

Malcolm Gladwell
There are moments, particularly in times of stress, when haste does not make waste, when our snap judgments and first impressions can offer a much better means of making sense of the world.
Malcolm Gladwell

I'm a purist: I start to wrinkle my nose when the Cold War ends.

Malcolm Gladwell
You don't want to be first, right? You want to be second or third. You don't want to be - Facebook is not the first in social media. They're the third, right? Similarly, you know, if you look at Steve Jobs' history, he's never been first.
Malcolm Gladwell

It's very hard to find someone who's successful and dislikes what they do.

Malcolm Gladwell
David Epstein, the author of the best book on athletics in recent memory - "The Sports Gene" - wrote to me to say that he thinks I'm being overly generous. He points out that, for years, there used to be an "all-star challenge" on television, in which the best professional athletes from a variety of sports competed in a kind of makeshift decathlon.
Malcolm Gladwell

We need to be clear when we venerate entrepreneurs what we are venerating.They are not moral leaders. If they were moral leaders, they wouldn't be great businessmen.

Malcolm Gladwell
I am a story-teller, and I look to academic research... for ways of augmenting story-telling. Malcolm Gladwel