Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers
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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316535625
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Little, Brown

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A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout." Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers
Available:
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316535625
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout." Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers
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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780241351581
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Compelling, haunting, tragic stories . . . resonate long after you put the book down' James McConnachie, Sunday Times Book of the Year The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? Using stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers
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Author: Marianne Boucher
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780385677332
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1980, Marianne Boucher felt like a misfit. To the world, she was a high school student with a bright future as a powerhouse figure skater. But she always felt like she was performing - both on the ice and off. And then she found her people. Talking to Strangers is the true story of Marianne Boucher's experiences in a cult that brainwashed her and took over her life. Told in stunning graphic memoir form, with vivid text and art alike, Marianne shares how she fell in with devotees of a frightening spiritual abuser, and how she eventually, painfully, pulled herself out.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers
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Author: Danielle Allen
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780226014685
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Don't talk to strangers" is the advice long given to children by parents of all classes and races. Today it has blossomed into a fundamental precept of civic education, reflecting interracial distrust, personal and political alienation, and a profound suspicion of others. In this powerful and eloquent essay, Danielle Allen, a 2002 MacArthur Fellow, takes this maxim back to Little Rock, rooting out the seeds of distrust to replace them with "a citizenship of political friendship." Returning to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 and to the famous photograph of Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, being cursed by fellow "citizen" Hazel Bryan, Allen argues that we have yet to complete the transition to political friendship that this moment offered. By combining brief readings of philosophers and political theorists with personal reflections on race politics in Chicago, Allen proposes strikingly practical techniques of citizenship. These tools of political friendship, Allen contends, can help us become more trustworthy to others and overcome the fossilized distrust among us. Sacrifice is the key concept that bridges citizenship and trust, according to Allen. She uncovers the ordinary, daily sacrifices citizens make to keep democracy working—and offers methods for recognizing and reciprocating those sacrifices. Trenchant, incisive, and ultimately hopeful, Talking to Strangers is nothing less than a manifesto for a revitalized democratic citizenry.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers
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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0141988509
Release: 2020-04-30
Editor: Unknown

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Never Talk to Strangers

Never Talk to Strangers
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Author: Irma Joyce
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780375849640
Release: 2009
Editor: Golden Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses different situations to help make important distinctions between people who are "safe" and people to avoid.

Talk to Strangers

Talk to Strangers
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Author: David Topus
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118237625
Release: 2012-03-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Connect to the world around you and realize the enormouspotential in talking to strangers Everyday, random encounters really can change lives, when youmake them happen the right way and leverage the connection at theother end. Talk to Strangers explains how to stand out andtap the potential of others by taking notice of who is standingalongside you on the bank line, the latte pickup point, or theticket counter at the airport. David Topus' life-changing messageis that we should "always connect," which means going beyond onlinerelationships and engaging in the random, real-life interactionsthat have unlimited potential to supercharge businesses, acceleratecareers, and enrich your life. Why there is opportunity through the people you meet whereveryou go The four key beliefs of successful random connectors Techniques for creating comfort and trust quickly with completestrangers How to optimize and monetize your newly-establishedcontacts When you connect to those in your everyday world, you'lldiscover the life-expanding potential of random encounters andunlimited opportunities.

When Strangers Meet

When Strangers Meet
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Author: Kio Stark
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781501119989
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argues for the practice of talking to strangers as a way of widening one's experience of the world, addressing the transformative possibilities as well as the political and practical considerations of engaging with strangers in public.

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point
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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780759574731
Release: 2006-11-01
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Outliers

Outliers
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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141903491
Release: 2008-11-18
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times

Always Talk to Strangers

Always Talk to Strangers
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Author: David Wygant,Bryan Swerling
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101203200
Release: 2005-03-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For anyone who needs a little help finding love, this book is the ultimate dating makeover kit! The line at Starbucks. The movies. The Internet. Even the dry cleaners... there are dozens of opportunites to seize the date, but millions of lonely singles pass them by! David Wygant shows readers just how easy it can be to overcome fear and meet new people in their daily routines. David explains the three simple steps to getting a date with ease: being prepared, being aware, and making contact. Always Talk to Strangers breaks away from pop psychology, gimmicks, and rules to offer concrete information on how single people actually meet--and successfully date--other singles. No mind games, cheap tricks, or corny pickup lines here. Just common sense, and specific information on: - Where to go to meet people, and when - Why bars and clubs are the worst places to get a date - Overcoming fear and negative thinking - Using props to start a natural conversation - Making a great first impression - Spotting opportunity--and going for it!

Don t Talk to Strangers Online

Don t Talk to Strangers Online
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Author: Shannon Miller,Sara Swan Miller
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781477715727
Release: 2013-07-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Readers learn from a young age not to talk to strangers they encounter in the “real world,” but they may not understand the danger of talking to strangers online. Accessible text explains why this is unsafe and informs readers of what they should do if someone online says things that make them uncomfortable. The awareness raised in students will help them become confident and safe Internet users.

The Power of Strangers

The Power of Strangers
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Author: Joe Keohane
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781984855770
Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"In The Power of Strangers, journalist Joe Keohane takes us through an inquiry into our shared history, one that offers surprising and compelling insights into our own social and political moment. But if strangers seem to some to be the problem, history, data, and science show us that they are actually our solution. In fact, throughout human history, our address to the stranger, the foreigner, the marginalized, and the other has determined the fate and well-being of both nations and individuals. A raft of new science confirms that the more we open ourselves up to encounters with those we don't know, the healthier we are. Modern cities are vast clusters of strangers. Technology has driven many of us into silos of isolation. Through deep immersion with sociologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, philosophers, political scientists and historians, Keohane learns about how we're wired to sometimes fear, distrust, and even hate strangers; what happens to us--as individuals, groups, and as a culture--when we indulge those biases; and at the same time, he digs into a growing body of cutting-edge research on the surprising social and psychological benefits that come from talking to strangers; how even passing interactions with strangers can enhance empathy, happiness, and cognitive development, ease loneliness and isolation, and root us in the world, deepening our sense of belonging; how paradoxically, strangers can help us become more fully ourselves. Keohane explores the ways in which biology, culture, and history have defined us and our understanding of people we don't know"--

What the Dog Saw

What the Dog Saw
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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780141044804
Release: 2009-10-20
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Malcolm Gladwell is the master of playful yet profound insight. His ability to see underneath the surface of the seemingly mundane taps into a fundamental human impulse: curiosity. From criminology to ketchup, job interviews to dog training, Malcolm Gladwell takes everyday subjects and shows us surprising new ways of looking at them, and the world around us. Are smart people overrated? What can pit bulls teach us about crime? Why are problems like homelessness easier to solve than to manage? How do we hire when we can’t tell who’s right for the job? Gladwell explores the minor geniuses, the underdogs and the overlooked, and reveals how everyone and everything contains an intriguing story. What the Dog Saw is Gladwell at his very best – asking questions and seeking answers in his inimitable style.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers
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Author: Anne Cassidy
Pages: 96
ISBN: 3125444063
Release: 2008-11-03
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Die 10-jährige Caroline Mitchell ist tot. Die 15-jährige Maggie Kennedy war eine der letzten Personen, die Caroline lebend gesehen haben. In den Sommerferien tun sich die Freunde John und Amy Cullen mit Maggie zusammen, um dem Mörder auf die Spur zu kommen. Der erste Verdächtige auf der Liste ist Maggies neuer Nachbar, der erst kürzlich aus einer Nervenheilanstalt entlassen wurde. (Quelle: www.klett.de).

Never Ever Talk to Strangers

Never Ever Talk to Strangers
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Author: Anne Marie Pace
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0545242290
Release: 2010
Editor: Scholastic

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Don t Talk to Strangers

Don t Talk to Strangers
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Author: Christine Mehlhaff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 054500103X
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Emma Lion loves to make new friends, but Mama tells her to be careful and never talk to strangers. Emma sees new people to meet everywhere she goes. How will she know who is a stranger?

Work

Work
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Author: Andrea Komlosy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781786634122
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Verso Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tracing the complexity and contradictory nature of work throughout history Say the word “work,” and most people think of some form of gainful employment. Yet this limited definition has never corresponded to the historical experience of most people—whether in colonies, developing countries, or the industrialized world. That gap between common assumptions and reality grows even more pronounced in the case of women and other groups excluded from the labour market. In this important intervention, Andrea Komlosy demonstrates that popular understandings of work have varied radically in different ages and countries. Looking at labour history around the globe from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Komlosy sheds light on both discursive concepts as well as the concrete coexistence of multiple forms of labour—paid and unpaid, free and unfree. From the economic structures and ideological mystifications surrounding work in the Middle Ages, all the way to European colonialism and the industrial revolution, Komlosy’s narrative adopts a distinctly global and feminist approach, revealing the hidden forms of unpaid and hyper-exploited labour which often go ignored, yet are key to the functioning of the capitalist world-system. Work: The Last 1,000 Years will open readers’ eyes to an issue much thornier and more complex than most people imagine, one which will be around as long as basic human needs and desires exist.

Blink

Blink
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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316005043
Release: 2007-04-03
Editor: Back Bay Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.