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on August 10, 2015
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on April 22, 2009
It was an interesting read with many examples to illustrate the author's points.
Perhaps there could have been a little more detail surrounding the point at which things go beyond the norm and hit "the tipping Point".

All in all it is a good read with insight into when things are no longer average or dated and become a phenomenon.
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on March 24, 2007
I'd recommend three books to anyone interested in improving their mind, stimulating their intellect, and just plain having fun. The first is TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE which I would put in the "making you think" category. Second is ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY which is just plain fun, and third is this book, THE TIPPING POINT which will definitely improve your mind and the way you look at the world. With references from Wall street to Sesame Street, Gladwell takes a hard and not-so-hard look at how fads become fads and others fail. An insider's look at the inner workings of work.
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on June 16, 2004
Gladwell's "Tipping Point" is a highly readable, laymen's explanation of a new theory of social organization. Gladwell starts off strong, with his theory of the three kinds of people who make things happen--the connectors (the ones who know EVERYBODY), the mavens (the friend you call about the newest and greatest electronic gadget) and the salesman (he wants to solve your problem!) We all know a few of these, and I found it interesting to think of friends and acquaintances who fit the bill. These are the people who create fads, who grease the wheels, who embody "word of mouth."
Gladwell moves on to a fascinating discussion of trends, which I sum up for myself as "all is not what it seems." Bottom line is the most logical solution to a problem--such as fight crime by putting more police on the streets--is not always what works. Gladwell's discussion of the sea change that occurred in NYC in the 90's, the success of Sesame Street and Blue's Clues, the fight against teenage smoking, are all fascinating.
BUT--I'm not sure I got a cohesive theiry of social change out of it all. Taken individually, the stories are thought-provoking. Taken as a whole I wonder--what does it all mean? But for a quick, fascinating read, try it.
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on April 29, 2016
Good read
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on January 2, 2007
Wasn't quite sure what this book was going to be about when I started it, but about ten pages in I was hooked. It's basically how things "get going," that is to say, how they get "tipped" into the public domain and psyche. Think advertising. Think promotion. Think marketing. But it goes further than that. It's more about the word of mouth syndrome and how the ball gets rolling on good ideas----how they spread. There are some great examples of this in the book: everything from Sesame Street to Wall Street.

The Tipping Point will open your eyes to just how you see the world, or think you do. Great stuff here.
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I read this quite a while ago. The term tipping point, has since entered into pop culture. In fact most of the time the term tipping point is used, there seems to be a misunderstanding.
The book explains the term tipping point. This is when a small trend builds and suddenly turns into a massive craze. I believe we can all relate to the idea of a trend building, becoming all the rage, and quickly disappearing. But just in case you do not, Galdwell lists all sorts of examples. This appears to be Galdwell`s number one talent, spinning anecdotal stories into interesting pieces of information.
Gladwell is always fun to read, and you will learn a few things along the way.
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on September 29, 2005
Takes sudden popular events and tip them up till tipping point. Interesting.
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