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What the dog saw and other adventures

by Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2009
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Summary
Malcolm Gladwell focuses on "minor geniuses" and idiosyncratic behavior to illuminate the ways all of us organize experience in this "delightful" ( Bloomberg News ) collection of writings from The New Yorker .

What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century?
In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point ; Blink ; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw , he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period.
Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate.
"Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head." What the Dog Saw is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.
Contents
pt. 1. Obsessives, pioneers, and other varieties of minor genius. The pitchman : Ron Popeil and the conquest of the American kitchen
The ketchup conundrum : Mustard now comes in dozens of different varieties. Why has ketchup stayed the same?
Blowing up : How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy
True colors : Hair dye and the hidden history of postwar America
John Rock's error : What the inventor of the birth control pill didn't know about women's health
What the dog saw : Cesar Millan and the movements of mastery
pt. 2. Theories, predictions and diagnoses. Open secrets : Enron, intelligence, and the perils of too much information
Million-dollar Murray : Why problems like homelessness may be easier to solve than to manage
The picture problem : Mammography, air power, and the limits of looking
Something borrowed : Should a charge of plagiarism ruin your life?
Connecting the dots : The paradoxes of intelligence reform
The art of failure : Why some people choke and others panic
Blowup : Who can be blamed for a disaster like the Challenger explosion? No one, and we'd better get used to it
pt. 3. Personality, character, and intelligence. Late bloomers : Why do we equate genius with precocity?
Most likely to succeed : How do we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job?
Dangerous minds : Criminal profiling made easy
The talent myth : Are smart people overrated?
The new-noy network : What do job interviews really tell us?
Troublemakers : What pit bulls can teach us about crime.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point (2000), Blink (2005), and Outliers (2008), is a staff writer for the New Yorker, in whose pages he has published many thought-provoking and just-plain-offbeat essays. This collection brings some of those together, including a profile of Ron Popeil, the television pitchman; an analysis of the downfall of Enron, with special emphasis on the easy availability of information; an intriguing look at criminal profiling; an exploration of why there are so few brands of ketchup on the market; an account of a case of plagiarism in which Gladwell was one of the victims; a chronicle of the development of hair dye and its social ramifications; and a consideration of the phenomenon of dog whispering (this essay gives the book its title). As in his best-selling books, Gladwell displays an easygoing writing style and a sharp critical mind. This is the kind of essay collection you can read from cover to cover or, just as satisfactorily, dip into a bit at a time.--Pitt, David Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gladwell's fourth book comprises various contributions to the New Yorker and makes for an intriguing and often hilarious look at "the hidden extraordinary." He wonders "what... hair dye tell[s] us about twentieth century history," and observes firsthand "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan's uncanny ability to understand and be understood by his pack. Gladwell pulls double duty as author and narrator; while his delivery isn't the most dramatic or commanding, the material is frequently astonishing, and his reading is clear, heartfelt, and makes for genuinely pleasurable listening. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects American prose literature -- 21st century -- Periodicals.
Popular culture -- United States.
Social values -- United States.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Co.,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Essays previously published in The New Yorker.
Description xv, 410 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780316075848 (hdbk.)
0316075841 (hdbk.)
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