Monday, September 3, 2012

Post 92-Happy Birthday Malcolm!

Today is Malcolm Gladwells birthday! Malcolm was born on September 3rd in Hampshire, England.When he was 5 his family moved to Ontario,Canada.His dad was a Mathematics professor and his mom was a psychotherapist.And he said that his parents were his role models for being a writer.He after graduating -from the University of Toronto's Trinity College with a degree in history-he job hopped a lot.He didn't find his true job until 1996,ten years after graduating.He started working at The New Yorker.His two articles that made him known in The New Yorker were The Tipping Point and The Coolhunt.He has written four books one based on his article The tipping Point and three others.I would love to read his books and I plan on it.He is a great writer and I have loved all the articles he writes.He is a very inspiring writer and today to honor his birthday my quotes will be about him!!!

“Insight is not a lightbulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.” ― Malcolm Gladwell

Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuede. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone elses head. ” ― Malcolm Gladwell

“..... it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.” ― Malcolm Gladwell

“The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.” ― Malcolm Gladwell

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” ― Malcolm Gladwell,

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