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  • Jul 3, 2010
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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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"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 Gladwell, "is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do." Although anyone familiar with the theory of memetics will recognize this concept, Gladwell'sThe Tipping Pointhas quite a few interesting twists on the subject.

For example, Paul Revere was able to galvanize the forces of resistance so effectively in part because he was what Gladwell calls a "Connector": he knew just about everybody, particularly the revolutionary leaders in each of the towns that he rode through. But Revere "wasn't just the man with the biggest Rolodex in colonial Boston," he was also a "Maven" who gathered extensive information about the British. He knew what was going on and he knew exactly whom to tell. The phenomenon continues to this day--think of how often you've received information in an e-mail message that had been forwarded at least half a dozen times before reaching you.

Gladwell develops these and other concepts (such as the "stickiness" of ideas or the effect of population size on information dispersal) through simple, clear explanations and entertainingly illustrative anecdotes, such as comparing the pedagogical ...

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ISBN-10: 0316346624
ISBN-13: 978-0316346627
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Genre: Business & Investing, Nonfiction
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Date Published: January 7, 2002
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