thetippingpointI just finished The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. This is a book that I learned a lot from, cover to cover. I asked my brother Abe, to check it out, and after a couple of chapters he put the book down stating that it was just “Chaos Theory” and he did not want to continue reading something he already understood.

Regardless, I felt the book to be a good read and I gleamed a lot from it. Things like the rule of 150 and how the mind can only handle no more then 7 things at one time.

Tipping points are “the levels at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable.”Gladwell defines a tipping point as a sociological term: “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.” The book seeks to explain and describe the “mysterious” sociological changes that mark everyday life. As Gladwell states, “Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do.” The examples of such changes in his book include the rise in popularity and sales of Hush Puppies shoes in the mid-1990s and the precipitous drop in the New York City crime rate after 1990.


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