October 18, 2004
News & Opinion: Malcolm Gladwell on Ketchup
Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and soon to be published Blink, has written a fascinating article about Ketchup and all things food. This guy is one of the best non fiction "business" writers currently putting words to paper. Check it out here
NEWS & OPINION: Please No More Gladwell
By Dylan Schleicher, published January 27, 2005, at 3:46 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales
I have a confession to make. I am not a fan of Malcolm Gladwell. I didn't like Tipping Point and don't really like Blink.
NEWS & OPINION: Bookscan's Best Selling Books of 2005
By Dylan Schleicher, published January 9, 2006, at 4:41 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales
Neilsen Bookscan released their list of the 200 best selling books of 2005. Bookscan takes data from about 4500 retailers around the country. When we talk with publishers, they are watching closely what happens there.
NEWS & OPINION: Gladwell 3
By Dylan Schleicher, published April 30, 2008, at 6:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Following in the wake of The Tipping Point and Blink, Little, Brown and Company has announced Malcolm Gladwell's third book. Entitled Outliers: Why Some People Succeed and Some Don't, it is set to be released in November of this year. I haven't been able to track down much information about it online, but the publisher catalog reads: In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.
NEWS & OPINION: Revisiting Malcolm Gladwell
By Sally Haldorson, published December 14, 2011, at 8:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
One of the most fascinating trends to follow in business literature is the continual expansion of what a business book actually is. The parameters have widened significantly from the influential management and theory books of the 1980s. While there are still books made available each year on such practical matters as team building, developing a social media strategy, making a new hire, and sensible budgeting, there are also a great number of books that study decision-making from a neuroscience angle or theorize about how social and environmental influences affect human behavior.
NEWS & OPINION: Publisher's Weekly 2006 Bestsellers - The Business Slice
By Dylan Schleicher, published April 6, 2007, at 3:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Every year, Publisher Weekly runs lists of the bestsellers from various genre (fiction, non-fiction, paperback). What is different about this list is you can see the number of copies sold. I ran down through the non-fiction list to pull out all the business titles that sold more than 100,000 copies.