The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Publish date: April 3rd 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Edition language: English
Another though-provoking book from Malcom Gladwell. I really enjoy his ability to look at ideas from a different perspective than conventional wisdom. I am not sure I buy all of his conclusions from this one, but his anecdotes and stories are both fun and informative.
Great explanation on how social epidemics work: how books become bestsellers, how products get viral and even how crime rates fall. The chapteer about smoking is particularly informing, as it brings light to a lot of vulgar misconceptions about drug use.
I kept thinking about the concepts in this book long after I put it down. While the examples from epidemiology were familiar to me, the application of similar analysis to the spread of other types of epidemics, from fashion trends to the sales of a particular book, was enlightening. A f...
~~Moved from GR~~ The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell This is a brilliant and fantastically well-written popular science account of the importance of networks and complexity in our everyday lives. Even though I do research in this area, the narrative grabbed and held my attention. Every concept...
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