Lo que vio el perro: y otras aventuras [NOOK Book]


Los mejores reportajes del autor de los best sellers La clave del éxito y Fueras de serie.

Sólo poniéndose en la piel de un perro, pensó Gladwell, podría destapar los secretos de César Millán, el «encantador de perros», capaz de calmar al animal más inquieto o enfurecido con un simple gesto. El ensayo que da título a este libro es un divertido y eficaz ejemplo del método gladwelliano, consistente en «mirar el problema con ojos ajenos».


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Los mejores reportajes del autor de los best sellers La clave del éxito y Fueras de serie.

Sólo poniéndose en la piel de un perro, pensó Gladwell, podría destapar los secretos de César Millán, el «encantador de perros», capaz de calmar al animal más inquieto o enfurecido con un simple gesto. El ensayo que da título a este libro es un divertido y eficaz ejemplo del método gladwelliano, consistente en «mirar el problema con ojos ajenos».

Gladwell nos trae historias de todos los rincones del mundo moderno: investiga las agridulces vidas de genios menores, audaces y obsesivos como el señor Heinz, responsable de que sólo exista un tipo de ketchup frente a docenas de variedades de mostaza; nos revela la trascendencia de la evolución del tinte capilar en la historia del siglo XX; compara los métodos de búsqueda de armas de destrucción masiva con los de detección del cáncer.

Autor de tres best sellers que han dado un vuelco a nuestra manera de entender el mundo, Gladwell ha elegido los que consideraba sus mejores artículos, diseminados en distintos números de la mítica revista The New Yorker y nueva muestra de su insaciable curiosidad.

«Un libro magnífico que reúne el estilo de escritura que ha hecho de Gladwell la extraordinaria figura que es hoy.»
The Guardian

«Gladwell es probablemente el mejor exponente de la reciente tendencia de libros que intentan revelarnos los secretos de nuestro complejo mundo a través del prisma de las ciencias sociales.»
Financial Times

«Algunos capítulos de Lo que vio el perro son obras maestras del arte del ensayo.»
The New York Times

«Malcolm Gladwell, escritor de éxito masivo, se ha convertido en uno de los grandes especialistas de nuestro tiempo en iluminar las zonas de sombra con su mezcla de periodismo, estudios científicos, historia y filosofía. Amante de llevar la contraria [...] Su objetivo es colocar junto a la certeza un signo de interrogación. [...] Gladwell define su trabajo como “no ficción pop”. [...] Es un cheerleader de las ciencias sociales. [...] A la vista de los millones de lectores que han devorado sus libros, cabría decir que hay algo tranquilizador en ver ideas confirmadas por los estudios citados. También es curioso y seductor.»
El País Semanal

«Un mago en los libros de autoayuda. [...] Con más de 10 millones de ejemplares vendidos, Malcolm Gladwell es uno de los principales escritores “motivacionales”, gurú del éxito y analista de “estrategias para triunfar”. La clave del éxito, Inteligencia intuitiva, Lo que vio el perro y Fueras de serie son libros que ejecutivos y líderes de todo tipo devoran en los aeropuertos.»
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788430615940
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 8/5/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 588 KB

Meet the Author

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a bestselling author of narrative nonfiction that examines the intersection of science and culture. In 2005, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People.


At the start of the 21st century, a new form of narrative nonfiction emerged, blending science, sociology, and pop culture into a compulsively readable hybrid genre marked by originality, accessibility, and a breezy, anecdotal style. As much as any single writer, and perhaps more than most, journalist and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell has helped to forge that genre.

Born in the U.K. and raised in rural Canada, Gladwell stumbled into journalism purely by accident. After college, he wanted to pursue a career in advertising; but when he was unable to find work in that field, he took a job with the conservative U.S. monthly The American Spectator. In 1987, he joined The Washington Post, where he reported on business and science for nearly a decade. Then, in 1996, Tina Brown hired him to work for The New Yorker. (Brown left the magazine in 1998. Gladwell is still on staff.)

Almost from the beginning, Gladwell's work for The New Yorker attracted attention. Of particular interest was a piece he wrote in June 1996 about a mysterious and dramatic drop in the New York City crime rate. Drawing its title -- and its argument -- from the field of epidemiology, "The Tipping Pont" described a single moment in time when the momentum for change becomes virtually unstoppable. The piece generated an enormous reader response, and Gladwell began to explore the applications of the principle to other sorts of changes -- ideas, behaviors, new products, etc. In 2000, he published a full-length book that reached a tipping point of its own and logged a spectacular 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

In subsequent books, Gladwell has delved into other thought-provoking topics, such as the role of snap judgments and intuition in decision making (Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking) and the qualities that set high achievers apart from the rest of us (Outliers: The Story of Success). Readers love these intriguing reads for their clear, accessible language and illustrations drawn from real life; but it is the business community, always anxious to spot the next big thing, that has recognized the relevance of Gladwell's ideas to sales, marketing, and public relations. As a result of his popularity with this group, he has become a much-in-demand public speaker.

Good To Know

  • Gladwell's English father is a civil engineer and his mother is a Jamaican-born psychotherapist.

  • Growing up in Canada at a time when the country was essentially a socialist nation, Gladwell was a self-professed right-wing kid. "Being a conservative was the kind of fun, radical thing to do," he told The New York Times. He notes that his politics have changed over the years.

  • When Gladwell decided to grow his formerly short and conservatively cut hair into an Afro, he began to receive special, unwanted attention (more speeding tickets, additional checks in airport security lines, etc.). These experiences got him thinking about how first impressions lead to snap judgments -- which inspired his bestseller Blink.

  • Starbucks' founder Howard Schultz publicly attributed his company's success to the tipping-point phenomenon.

  • In 2005, Time Magazine named Gladwell one of the 100 Most Influential People.

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      1. Hometown:
        New York, NY
      1. Date of Birth:
        September 3, 1963
      2. Place of Birth:
        England, U.K.
      1. Education:
        University of Toronto, History degree, 1984

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