The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

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...this volume betrays its roots as a series of articles for the New Yorker...his trendy material feels bloated and insubstantial in book form.
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The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
 

About Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He was formerly a business and science reporter at the Washington Post.
 
Published November 1, 2006 by Little, Brown and Company. 322 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Alan Wolfe on Mar 05 2000

'The Tipping Point,'' by Malcolm Gladwell, is a lively, timely and engaging study of fads.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Feb 28 2000

...this volume betrays its roots as a series of articles for the New Yorker...his trendy material feels bloated and insubstantial in book form.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Matt Moore on Sep 01 2002

...the ideas were both counter-intuitive and compellingly sensible.

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Pajiba

Excellent
Reviewed by Sophia

...the clear way in which he identifies these people and the stories he tells along the way make this book worth reading.

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Productive Muslim

Good
Reviewed by Abu Productive on Oct 10 2010

...with the laughter and affirmation of truth in it, you will be smiling and nodding your head in sheer agreement with Gladwell as you sift through the pages

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The Evangelical Outpost

Good
Reviewed by Dustin Steeve on Mar 30 2010

Gladwell combines whimsy with scholarship and story with study to create a powerful page-turner that will leave the reader full, but wanting more.

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Morningstar Marketing Coach

Good
Reviewed by Krista on Jan 07 2006

Overall, I found the book insightful and recommend it to those who are looking to understand how ideas cross from being popular within a specific subculture to exploding on the mainstream market.

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Canadian Retail Solutions

Good
Reviewed by Shawn Dillon

...this book really was a fascinating look in how something can go from a normal event, to what he terms as an epidemic.

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I really liked the book, was a lot like freakonomics and bringing in insightful connections between some ideas that may appear unrelated. Worth the read.

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