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BEST Malcolm Gladwell Books & Quotes of All Time

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Who Was Malcolm Gladwell?

Malcolm Gladwell (born 3 September 1963) is an English-born Canadian journalist, best-selling author, and public speaker. His writing often deals with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences, like sociology and psychology, and make frequent and extended use of academic work.

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The Best Malcolm Gladwell Books of All Time

Why these best Malcolm Gladwell books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Malcolm Gladwell books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Malcolm Gladwell that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Malcolm Gladwell books of all time...

Best Malcolm Gladwell Books: Outliers
1. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell (FREE Summary)
The Story of Success
Outliers is a systematic debunking of the myth that success is mostly determined by talent and hard-work - with quantitative and qualitative evidence from medicine, sport, business, history, music, science and more - by journalist and author, Malcolm Gladwell.
Published 2008 // 309 pages // Rated 4.2 over 661,300 reviews on Goodreads
Best Malcolm Gladwell Books: The Tipping Point
2. The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Published 2000 // 301 pages // Rated 4.0 over 753,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Malcolm Gladwell Books: Blink
3. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Published 2005 // 296 pages // Rated 3.9 over 541,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Malcolm Gladwell Books: Talking to Strangers
4. Talking to Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell
What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
Published 2019 // 388 pages // Rated 4.0 over 220,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Malcolm Gladwell Books: David and Goliath
5. David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell
Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Published 2009 // 305 pages // Rated 4.0 over 165,400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Malcolm Gladwell Books: The Bomber Mafia
6. The Bomber Mafia - Malcolm Gladwell
A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
Published 2021 // 256 pages // Rated 4.1 over 23,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Malcolm Gladwell Books: What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
7. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures - Malcolm Gladwell
Published 2009 // 444 pages // Rated 3.9 over 96,300 reviews on Goodreads

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Best Malcolm Gladwell Quotes

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Best Malcolm Gladwell Quotes: If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

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Arthur Worsley
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