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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (original 2000; edition 2002)

by Malcolm Gladwell

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New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in our society so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Ideas, behavior, messages, and products, he argues, often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.… (more)
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Title:The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Authors:Malcolm Gladwell
Info:Back Bay Books (2002), Paperback, 304 pages
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Gladwell considers spread of trends, disease, social problems, and social problem fixes as epidemics. Mavens, Connectors, and Salesmen are needed to spread the word to the masses. ( )
  Mike_B | Oct 22, 2020 |
2015
https://www.librarything.com/topic/197329#5300667
(link goes to an LT page with my review) ( )
  dchaikin | Sep 20, 2020 |
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http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12548965 ( )
  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
A very interesting read covering topics that affect us daily such as urban crime, size of organisations, epidemics, etc. ( )
  danielibrary | Aug 26, 2020 |
I began reading The Tipping Point in preparation for an interview at W.L. Gore & Associates. The company culture is covered in chapter 5 where a size of about 150 is set as an upper limit for an organization before communication begins to break down.

Having read the book, I see why it has remained so popular a decade after initial publication. ( )
  bread2u | Jul 1, 2020 |
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I wish Malcolm Gladwell had chosen to use his considerable skills as a journalist to describe more examples of actual tipping points. In reaching instead for theory, he reaches well beyond where he, or anyone else, can safely travel.
 
What Mr. Gladwell has to say is instructive. If he hasn't got all the answers, he certainly offers a fresh way of looking at the problems.
 
Gladwell's narrative voice is so chummy and seductive, it's easy to get drawn into his worldview.
 
But still: $1 million ... Here's a tip: Don't believe the hype.
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is both interesting and engaging. It is a medicine chest of a book, full of seemingly unrelated concoctions, each available for strategic application to manipulate the equilibrium.
 

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New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in our society so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Ideas, behavior, messages, and products, he argues, often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

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In this brilliant and groundbreaking book, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in out society so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Ideas, behavior, messages, and products, he argues, often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.
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