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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

40 Ratings: 4.2
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"The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life," writes Malcolm … see full wiki

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Genre: Business & Investing, Nonfiction
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Date Published: January 7, 2002
5 reviews about The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can...
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
very insightful
review by . May 04, 2009
I had read this book in 2005, but still found it completely fascinating a second time. I think the concepts he presents are so interesting and the anecdotes he uses are equally compelling. I also enjoyed his book Blink and look forward to reading Outliers. Just really readable and thought provoking stuff.
review by . November 27, 2007
This is one of those delightful books that informs one that one doesn't know as much as one thinks one knows about one's motives, behaviors, and relationships. In other words, it is great fun and difficult at the same time. Malcolm Gladwell's goal is to understand why certain items become the object of fads, why some books become bestsellers, why crime rates can leap or plummet, and why small changes can act as triggers for much larger ones. Using familiar examples -- Hush Puppies shoes, Paul Revere's …
review by . June 04, 2003
This book generated a great deal of attention when it first appeared because Gladwell approaches creative thinking from a unique perspective: he focuses on a critically important moment (a "window of opportunity") when a decision must be made and explains how (a) to prepare for that moment and then (b) make a decision which is both creative and appropriate. He describes his book as "the biography of an idea", a simple idea: the best way to understand the emergence of all major social, economic, …
review by . March 01, 2002
This book has generated a great deal of attention because Gladwell approaches creative thinking from a unique perspective: he focuses on a critically important moment (a "window of opportunity") when a decision must be made and explains how to (a) prepare for that moment and then (b) make a decision which is both creative and appropriate. He describes his book as "the biography of an idea", a simple idea: the best way to understand the emergence of all major social, economic, or political forces …
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