“It’s those who lie outside of ordinary experiences that have the most to teach us,” says Malcolm Gladwell, who’s made his career telling stories with a social science twist. A staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 1996, he’s become famous for books and articles that illuminate big human truths. His first book, The Tipping Point, shared the now-common wisdom that 10,000 hours of practice lead to mastery of a task. His latest, David and Goliath, explains how certain traits we see as disadvantages, like dyslexia and other learning disabilities, can actually help us succeed in the workplace and beyond. These insights, shared in simple, compelling language, have made Gladwell critically acclaimed as both a writer and a thinker. His work has been recognized with a National Magazine award and accolades from the American Psychological Association and American Sociological Association.