Malcolm Gladwell

A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on character and context

Character, then, isn't what we think it is or, rather, what we want it to be. It isn't a stable, easily identifiable set of closely related traits, and it only seems that way because of a glitch in the way our brains are organized. Character is more like a bundle of habits and tendencies and interests, loosely bound together and dependent, at certain times, on circumstance and context.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Pages: 163

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A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on movements, ideology, group, and contagious

Have you ever wondered, for example, how religious movements get started? Usually, we think of them as a product of highly charismatic evangelists, people like the Apostle Paul or Billy Graham or Brigham Young, but the spread of any new and contagious ideology also has a lot to do with the skillful use of group power.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Pages: 172

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A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on group, social, and complexity

Humans socialize in the largest groups of all primates because we are the only animals with brains large enough to handle the complexities of that social arrangement.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Pages: 179

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A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on persuasion and talk

What happens when two people talk? That is really the basic question here, because, that's the basic context in which all persuasion takes place.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Pages: 80

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A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on emotion, feeling, and contagious

If we think about emotion this way -- as outside-in, not inside out -- it is possible to understand how some people can have an enormous amount of influence over others. Some of us, after all, are very good at expressiing emotions and feelings, which means that we are far more emotionally contagious than the rest of us.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Pages: 84

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