What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

Malcolm Gladwell


What is the adaptation among choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of sorts of mustard-but just one number of ketchup? What do soccer gamers educate us approximately how you can rent academics? What does hair dye let us know concerning the historical past of the 20th century?

In the prior decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written 3 books that experience extensively replaced how we comprehend our international and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the puppy Saw, he brings jointly, for the 1st time, the simplest of his writing from The New Yorker over an analogous interval.
Here is the bittersweet story of the inventor of the contraception capsule, and the stunning innovations of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the yankee kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets and techniques of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the contact of his hand. He explores intelligence assessments and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was once that everybody in Silicon Valley as soon as tripped over themselves to rent an identical university graduate.
"Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does now not be successful or fail at the power of its skill to cajole. It succeeds or fails at the energy of its skill to interact you, to make you think that, to provide you a glimpse into an individual else's head." What the puppy observed is yet one more instance of the buoyant spirit and unflagging interest that experience made Malcolm Gladwell our so much impressive investigator of the hidden awesome.

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