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Malcom Gladwell Collected
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Little, Brown & Co., 2011 (2011)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This nicely designed box set contains three of Malcolm Gladwell's best sellers The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. The Canadian journalist, who now lives in New York City, brings together research in sociology and psychology as he attempts to explain some of the phenomena that we encounter in everyday life.

In The Tipping Point, Gladwell addresses how things reach the critical mass that results in changes in how we live or perceive the world around us. For example, he looks at something as mundane as Hush Puppies and how they became a huge fashion statement.

Blink investigates how the subconscious and past experiences help explain events and can lead to making quick decisions and snap judgments in our lives. Finally, Outliers focuses on how success and personality formation are a product of environment, personal drive and motivation.

These works are all highly readable as well as entertaining. Although some critics dismiss them because they are not 'scientific enough' and too general in nature, the fact is that these books were so popular because they did simplify and were more journalistic in nature. Yes, Gladwell does use a lot of anecdotal material and a conversational tone and that is precisely why so many people enjoyed reading these works.

If you missed reading these three best sellers, here's the perfect opportunity to get the trio in an attractive package that you can enjoy and revisit for years to come.

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