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All about human behaviour

Fan of non-fiction? Want to learn about behaviours / social culture? Give these 4 Malcolm Gladwell books a try.

Big fan of how these books are written and how they merge science and culture, looking at human / social behaviour.

Highly giftable for curious minds ๐ŸŽ

Have you read these or know a good book? Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡



โ˜‘๏ธ Dissect attributes of successful cases (the 'outliers').

โ˜‘๏ธ Dive into factors and methods determining 'success'. 10,000 hours to mastery and passion are just 2 examples of these factors.

โ˜‘๏ธ Gladwell sees key ingredients of success being; culture, background, talent and opportunity.

โ˜‘๏ธ Top Quote: โ€œSuccess is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.โ€


blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

โ˜‘๏ธ Key insight: How to utilise your gut/intuition to make effective decisions.

โ˜‘๏ธ Merging psychology and behavioural economics, Gladwell unpicks the unconscious mental processes impacting our thinking.

โ˜‘๏ธ Is free will an illusion or are we operating on autopilot? ๐Ÿง

โ˜‘๏ธ Key insight: concept of 'thin-slicing' i.e, drawing conclusions from a small data set by using one's intuition and past experience.


The Tipping Point

โ˜‘๏ธ Looks at that moment when an idea/trend 'tips' over a threshold and snowballs - the story of epidemics.

โ˜‘๏ธ One for aspiring or current entrepreneurs, side-hustlers or simply anyone interested in understanding social behaviour.

โ˜‘๏ธ 3 key rules: Law of the Few, Stickiness Factor, Power of Context.

โ˜‘๏ธ Key insight: In business, find the Connectors!


What the Dog Saw

โ˜‘๏ธ This is somewhat different, a book that is not exactly a book. It compiles 19 articles by Gladwell that appeared in The New Yorker.

โ˜‘๏ธ The stories pushed me to think differently and question my current learned thought patterns.

โ˜‘๏ธ Examples covering, Enron, Picasso and a NASA specialist make way for a thrilling read.

โ˜‘๏ธ Gifted this book a few times - all very well received ๐ŸŽ


Enjoy the read, enjoy the journey.



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