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What the Dog Saw

by Malcolm Gladwell

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Literature & Fiction

Language: English

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This is remarkable work of Canadian journalist, author, and pop sociologist, considered to be an outstanding researcher of extraordinary. What the Dog Saw contains a great deal of his best writings, full of liveliness and unfailing curiosity. This collection of articles for the New Yorker is divided into three parts. The first portraits what he calls obsessives and minor geniuses; the second deals with unusual ways of thinking and the third focuses on how we make predictions about people. The arguments he raises are clear, defiant and significant, inducing to think for oneself after reading them. Gladwell tells us for instance about the inventors of automatic vegetable choppers and hair dye to Cesar Millan, the American “Dog Whisperer”,... Read more

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