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Pirates Of Savannah jIcally improved results both in terms of what we achieved and the process to get thereTipping Point as a fun readable book that isust simply a great read but it s also hugely useful to anyone looking to affect change in business or communities I can t recommend this book enough Gladwell approaches things in a non scientific way so it s inspirational than educational He tries to show what he percieves as truths but doesnt go about supporting them in a systematic way Some of the basis of this book has been overturned by recent studies Gladwell is an excellent writer and is convincing but he should be read with a skeptic eye The Tipping Point is a very interesting phenomenon that explains why some trends catch on and spread all over the world but others do not Not only does this happen with products themselves but it happens with information as well For instance Gladwell explains how Paul Revere is so famous even though William Dawe s did the same thing as Revere on the same night Gladwell does an excellent ob of digging into real life examples to help explain how three key players Connectors Salesmen and Mavens can take a little thing and make a big impact I had recently read the Outliers by Gladwell and enjoyed it with such books you need to have the right approach that is to have an open mind and not expect empirical based conclusions but rather be prepared to read and enjoy amusing and thought provoking correlations and observations from selective situations This book however stunned me It was written around 7 8 years before the Outliers and you could easily tell how Gladwell s maturity had evolved in that period This book is so repetitive in its themes redundant in asserting its conclusions and simply boring in its overall flow While I found many of the examples amusing in the Outliers here they lacked originality and intrigue What struck me initially was how Gladwell had provided a totally different explanation as to why crime fell in NYC in this book than to what he later mentioned in the Outliers Why the dramatic change of opinion I will not go in much details so as not to spoil this for those who are yet to read his books His example on the success of Sesame Street was so protracted and based on the uniue discipline of child psychology that I am not sure HOW TRANSFERABLE THE CONCLUSION HERE WAS TO HIS OVERRRIDING transferable the conclusion here was to his overrriding His conclusions on teenage smoking can be easily refuted based on recent studies remember the book was written around 15 years ago And lastly I was so dumbfounded by his observations on suicides in Micronesia that I decided to test the study myself He mentions a suicide rate of 170 per 100000 and concludes how it was one of the highest in the world I checked for myself that in that period of time the entire population of Micronesia WAS AROUND 70000 AND SO THE around 70000 and so the statistical population was so small and there were so many isolated cases that he had already mentioned that any statistician would yield their results as unacceptable in light of the small statistical population and in need of adjustment Having said all that his theory on the tipping point is not unfounded and could have better been presented in a long new yorker style article rather than a protracted book filled with either dubious or naive examples I got about half way through this book before setting it down I don t know what I was expecting but it isn t it The way it s written ust seems really forced and I wasn t enjoying *THE OVERALL TONE THE WAY THE AUTHOR DELIVERS THEIR *overall tone The way the author delivers their ust didn t resonate with me and I almost felt like I was reading the book euivalent of one of those half hour infomercials you see late at night trying to sell you a miracle vacuum that also makes toast and does your laundryJust not a book for me will put it in the local lending library and hopefully someone who appreciate it will pick it 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 idea. ,


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Art the American Revolution but Paul Revere s did Turns out Revere s personality helped his news galvanize patriots to pick up their rifles while Dawes helped his news galvanize patriots to pick up their rifles while Dawes cry made people turn over and go back to sleep Revere had two of the three traits Gladwell identifies as necessary to the spread of social trends he was a Connector and a Maven Revere had a vast rolodex of acuaintances in colonial Massachusetts and he knew everything there was to know about the nascent independence movement He set the scene for resistance to the onmarching British and a few local men of Gladwell s third type the Persuaders finished the ob of rallying the militias of Concord and Lexington Gladwell is adept at explaining the academic research that led to such popular ideas as six degrees of separation and relating such social science experimentation to his overall theme of how change happens He goes deeply into the discoveries about learning that led to the success of Sesame Street and Blue s Clues these shows producers used the idea of stickiness to instill basic principles and values in pre schoolers The broken windows theory of policing gets a thorough explainer including a side trip into how do gooding seminarians can allow themselves to avoid being good Samaritans Advertising is one of the great accelerators of trends and Gladwell marshals a few Madison Ave case studies to show how commercials tip us into parting with our hard earned cash Absolutely painless learning is what Gladwell offers with a side benefit of greater self awareness Other reviewers have done an excellent Slam Sanat job of reviewing the book s thrust and content so I m going to assume I don t need to do that here I do want to say I did not expect a scientificournal article What I anticipated is what I got a delightful application of fascinating social psychological evidence to ways of approaching and understanding real life problemsWith a degree in social psychology I can t help being excited and impressed by the research contributions of the field The findings he cites often seem obvious and of course once the results are in And sometimes the results contradict common sense Always they reuire clever design by those who create the hypotheses and methods of measurementBut this book does not claim to produce new research What the author does is present interesting and validated findings in a way *that organizes them for potential application to a given range problems Readers *organizes them for application to a given range of problems Readers want scientific ournal type evidence are free to take the suggestions and create their own statistically designed clever researchAs for me his suggestions set me to thinking and observing life as it is lived I will confess I wish he had been able to identify a numericaltipping point It would help me a lot in my efforts to create an epidemic of readers for my latest book But maybe some of what I m doing will be helped by thinking along the lines he suggestsI thoroughly enjoyed the book a good thought provoking read This book has shaped the way I manage my workGladwell for me has a mixed bag of books However Tipping Point along with Patrick Lencioni s The Seven Dysfunctions Of A Team has had a huge impact on my working practicesTipping point provides a thoughtful insight into what creates change and different types of people have different roles in changeMy work is in the public sector and I manage teams that look to work with the community We would have an annoying obsession of treating all people eually in terms of what we re asked them and would often achieve limited resultsSince trying to apply the concepts within Tipping Point I have managed to completely change the way we operate spending time trying to understand the type of individuals we have both in the community and within the team and using those natural traits to assume Roles within the team that suit there strengthsThis has led to drast. 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. As Usual Malcolm Gladwell is a great story teller The book is about the small things that can make huge changes The book is interesting and fun to read but there are two big changes The book is interesting and fun to read but there are two big Malcolm Gladwell is not a scientist and he lacks the skepticism which is so mauch an important part of science He starts with the story of the crime fall in NY that came shortly after the start of the broken windows policy The fact that the broken windowspolicy made such a huge change serves him well for his arguments but there is a problem here the claim that the broken windows policy was the main factor in reducing the crime at that time in NY is an assumption and by now we have strong reasons to believe that it played only a mior role in the crime reduction Other factors such as reduction of lead in fuel have much stronger correlation with the crime reduction and in many other places as well while efforts to replicate the broken windows policy elsewhere did not produce the same results So his first chapter is about a nice but false story that if it was true was showing an interesting nature of *How Vast Changes In *vast changes in happenThe second problem is that the book was written before that Internet became a major player in the field By now it is problably the most major player but the book describes how things were before the Internet became a major player In player but the book describes how things were before the Internet became a major player In sense the book describes how things were in another era Things have completely changed since then uite thought provoking The book offers several real world examples of situations where different companies and organisations found tipping points in their business or activities and these examples are very well analysed and explained The book is uite comprehensive in terms of analysing tipping points that have happened and the elements that create these tipping pointsThe one downside to the book is that it doesn t uite manage to tie everything together into giving advice about how to create a tipping point for your own business It all seems to boil down to know the right people and do the right thing at the right time It can explain very well why tipping points have happened but it doesn t explain so well how to create a tipping point for your own organisation or activities If this is the kind of advice you are looking for then the book is not going to achieve your goals completely However I must reiterate that it gives superb explanations of tipping points that have happened these analyses are very thought provoking and you could certainly take many of the lessons and ideas and try to apply them to your own business I m not really in a position to review this book yet as I m still not half way through I m finding it a bit hard work painful even a bit American but I have watched a lot of the author s talks on Youtube so this spoils it for me So many references to American popular culture and to the American civil war I find those very tedious and the worshiping practically of successful business men I can t relate to He does it to illustrate a point the tipping point but there s ust something about the genre I m not keen on I d rather he used climate change to illustrate the tipping point because it s relevant and important to everyone on earth and not Marijuana Medical just Americans Maybe he will later as I said I m less than half way through and struggling to find the impetus to carry on It might improve because I think he s a brilliant speaker and an original thinker so I hate to be critical but I can t stand this style of writing Some may say The Tipping Point belabors the obvious which is that things change sometimes overnight True too true but so what Malcolm Gladwell the master of popularized social research makes us care about the mechanisms of seemingly abrupt shifts in the course of human events such as why William Dawes midnight ride to warn that the British were coming didn t st. Discover Malcolm Gladwells breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business marketing and human behaviorThe tipping point is that magic moment when an idea trend or social behavior crosses a threshold.


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    CHARACTERS The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Join or create book clubs Ý 1 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ BUSINESSCURRENCY.CO.UK Ý Join or create book clubs Gladwell approaches things in a non scientific way so it's inspirational than educational He tries to show what he percieves as truth

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    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs CHARACTERS The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Some may say “The Tipping Point” belabors the obvious which is that things change sometimes overnight True too true but so what Malcolm Gladwell the master of popularized social research makes us care about the mechanisms of seem

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    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs As Usual Malcolm Gladwell is a great story teller The book is about the small things that can make huge changes The book is interesting and fun to read but there are two big problemsa Malcolm Gladwell is not a scientist and he lacks the skepticism which is so mauch an important part of science He starts with the story of

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    CHARACTERS The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs The Tipping Point is a very interesting phenomenon that explains why some trends catch on and spread all over the world but others do not Not o

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    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs Other reviewers have done an excellent job of reviewing the book’s thrust and content so I’m going to assume I don’t need to do that here I do want to say I did not expect a scientific journal article What I anticipated is wh

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ BUSINESSCURRENCY.CO.UK Ý Join or create book clubs The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs I had recently read the 'Outliers' by Gladwell and enjoyed it; with such books you need to have the right approach; that is to have an open mind and not expect empirical based conclusions but rather be prepared to read and enjoy amusing and thought provoking correlations and observations from selective situations This book however stunned

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    CHARACTERS The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Ý 1 SUMMARY This book has shaped the way I manage my workGladwell for me has a mixed bag of books However Tipping Point along with Patrick Lencioni’s ‘The Seven Dysfunctions Of A Team’ has had a huge impact on my working practicesTipping point provides a thoughtful insight into what creates change and different types of people have different roles in changeMy work is in the public sector and I manage teams that look to work with the community We

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ BUSINESSCURRENCY.CO.UK Ý Join or create book clubs The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs I'm not really in a position to review this book yet as I'm still not half way through I'm finding it a bit hard work painful even a bit American but I have watched a lot of the author's talks on Youtube so this spoils it for me So many references to American popular culture and to the American civil war I find those very tedious a

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    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Read] AUTHOR Join or create book clubs I got about half way through this book before setting it down I don't know what I was expecting but it isn't it

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