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What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures-Book Review

What the Dog Saw and Other Adventuers-Book Review

What the Dog saw is one of the exciting books from the collection of Malcolm Gladwell. I really love the way Malcolm addresses his thoughts. He is always clear about his idea and knows how to structurally present it to his readers. 


It is a beautifully written short book in essays, and each piece depicts a puzzling situation. The common topic that Gladwell highlighted is military intelligence, analysis of the stock market, criminal issues, psychological problems, effects of nuclear power plants, Ron Popeil, hair dye, Cesar Millan, homelessness, plagiarism, and marketing skills. 

Gladwell tried to classify failure into two: Panicking and Choking in the book. He says that when we face failure, we either overthink or do not think. And in this situation, panicking or choking could lead to saving a life or ultimate death. 


What the Dog Saw is an excellent set of essays, and I definitely recommend all to read/ hear it. It is written with precision and great intelligence. It has got some valuable insights stacked up with interesting facts and pieces of information on relevant topics. 

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