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Why we think it's Essential: Like the best social dynamics professor you never had, Malcolm Gladwell deconstructs a wide range of phenomena (from the reduction of crime in New York to the rise of Sesame Street) to deliver a fascinating understanding of how "social epidemics" spread. And while author/narrators are often a mixed blessing, Gladwell is so friendly and well-paced that I was actually disappointed when The Tipping Point was over. - Ed Walloga

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Discover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior. 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 best seller, 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.

©2007 Malcolm Gladwell (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Gladwell, a New Yorker staff writer, offers an incisive and piquant theory of social dynamics that is bound to provoke a paradigm shift in our understanding of mass behavioral change." (Booklist)

"Hip and hopeful, The Tipping Point is like the idea it describes: concise, elegant, but packed with social power. A book for anyone who cares about how society works and how we can make it better." (George Stephanopoulos)

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A book by a guy who follows his own advice

This book has a lot of incredible and applicable insights for anyone looking to market a product or bring an idea to life.

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Hugely overrated

First of all, as I am listening to this book in 2020, it is seriously outdated. It cites studies from the 60's and describes events from the 80's. The descriptions of the various studies are tiresome and excessively long. At times, they feel like no more than space filler. The central thesis of the book is not always convincingly exemplified by the stories given and often feels like a bit of a stretch. The first chapter is probably the most meaningful and the rest is mostly a waste of time.

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  • A
  • 2020-02-09

decent but aged

This is a good book, but not great. I think part of that is its age showing a bit. Anyone who is familiar with Gladwell will like the content and his way of examining problems. But as to the age of it, I just finished Talking to Strangers before this and they are worlds apart. In that book he has great original audio clips to show material. In Tipping Point there is one part where Gladwell actually reads out for several minutes a list of names from the phonebook, which for the listener is painful. A good book for those hardcore Gladwell fans, but for the casual listener I would look at his other material.

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Brilliant!

This is the third book I read by Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, Outliers).

One word describes the man .. BRILLIANT!

In this book he describes how fashion, technology, copy cat behavior and epedemics spread - all in the same fashion.

He talks about the influential few who affect the rest of us, about the power of context and about stickiness (yes stickiness).

He talks about how graffiti in a train or a broken window can have huge ramifications in the not so distant future and about how influencers and word of mouth will have an increasingly more powerful role as we move further and further into the information age.

An enjoyable, engaging and thought provoking book. Highly recommend.

His newest book (Talking to Strangers) is already in my library and I plan to read it soon.

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  • G.C
  • 2018-01-31

Mesmerising

Can listen to malcolm Gladwell for hours on end. Thought provoking, it really makes you look differently at everyday situations. Brilliant book, brilliant read

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Deeply influential

Something has to be said to here text as written by the author. Having a read the physical book numerous times, hearing the audiobook provided me with a different perspective that I actually heard and learned some new ideas from within the text.

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Excellent

Fantastic story. Wonderfully told, narrated and constructed.
The only thing I would say is sometimes the author elaborated a bit excessively on his points, but the result is certainly a sticky message 😉
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Overall 100% recommendation to any curious, intellectual or sensible person. 🙌🏼

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Another Gladwell Masterpiece

What is not to enjoy from every Gladwell's creation?

The research, the language, the masterfull way he shows you the dots and near the last chapter helps you connect them . superb!

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I enjoyed the entirety of this piece of work

As usual the research and statistics provided throughout the book was informative and interesting. Easy to listen to and apply to business strategy.

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Filled up!

This filled me up with information so profoundly researched... the human brain can be so easily manipulated and we absorb information in such a way we actually think we think our own thoughts.

Amazing.

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  • Gary
  • 2012-06-16

Exciting narrative with great vingettes

The author is an incredibly good story teller. He tells us many great stories from the ride of Paul Revere, the resurgent popularity of Hush Puppies, Sesame Street and to the reduction of violence in New York City. He links them all together with the overriding theme of fundamental change (the tipping point) within society. Each of the vignettes are exciting and will keep you on the edge of your seat and support his main narrative. In addition, he provides a survey of the then current state of the art of the relevant science.

The book was originally published in 2002 and his concept of 'connectors' is only enhanced by what has transpired with Facebook and the further development of the internet. The book is still just as relevant today.

After listening, you will quote some of his stories to your friends and will embrace them within yourself as your own version of reality. Any book which makes you see the world in a different way is a good book and this is a good book.

Usually, I don't like it when an author reads his own book. This one is an exception. I wish that all authors who read their own book would first listen to this book and emulate his style since he does such a good job in the reading.

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  • Dean
  • 2010-10-28

Sociology for the masses.

Another hit by Mr. Gladwell. He take something as dry as sociology and presents the theories in vignettes that are so interesting, yet are factual demonstrating the points he is walking the reader through. I wish more teachers were as stimulating as him. One other point, this book is read by the author which I really appriciate. This gives you more the intent and tone of the original author.

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  • ANDRÉ
  • 2013-01-15

Fantastic!

Malcolm Gladwell's book are very alike- full of stories behind a theory. This one is about the tipping point, something that can turn the luck of something/ someone around, and he tries to explain how we could achieve it.
Very good book. In my opinion, is 5 stars, the level of Outliers, and better than Blink.
Worth the read!

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  • Joel Stanesa
  • 2007-09-21

Great Book, especially for listening

I enjoyed this book so much, I had to listen to it a 2nd time and then some. I especially like the fact that the author reads his own book. I suspect it adds more emphasis in the right areas... Same is true of his other book "Blink" too!

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  • Michael
  • 2007-12-28

Marketing has a lot to learn from this book

Valuable insight into why somethings take off and others possibly flop. Not sure if "The Tipping Point" is the answer or one of the contributors to why things happen. My experience is that everything is connected to each other in various degrees, but this book sure puts a good case for the authors theories. A little confusing in parts, but the authors voice is easy to listen to. A valuable book for marketing type people. Worth the listen to.

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  • Marian Hanganu
  • 2008-05-18

Exceptional!

This is one of the greatest books I ever listened! We are programmed to think in a linear growth model and in a cause-effect model. This book shows that we need to abandon these easy models. Great book-you should not miss it!

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  • Keren
  • 2007-07-06

Excellent

This is one of the best books I have ever read. Some of the examples actually gave me goose bumps and still do when I think of them. I was able to also implement some of the ideas in my business and I have made some great decisions based on Gladwell's suggestions. Most recommended.

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  • David
  • 2010-03-13

Makes sense to me.

It really makes you think, but it doesn't hurt your head. Well written, easy to understand, interesting, engaging... and the information is actually useful. I loved it.
Okay, so M. Gladwell says some things that wouldn't make him popular everywhere. Doesn't that make us wonder about his critics' motives? He cites his research, but doesn't bore with citations... he's trying to be interesting enough to be read. Generally, his opinions are clearly delineated from the facts used to create them, so I feel he treats his subjects fairly while trying to advance ideas and concepts. I don't agree with everything the book says, but it does make me think and I believe we could all learn something if we consider its end message.

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  • Alberto
  • 2020-01-26

Listened to the first 3 chapters and could not listen more.

Immediately stopped the playback when early in chapter 3, the author decided to literally read out a list of surnames for a good minute.

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  • Dane R. King Jr.
  • 2008-08-04

The Tipping Point

The author explains why some things catch on and others don't. I think if you liked the book Freakonomics you will like this. It has the same eclectic almost jumping around feel, but at the same time putting out very interesting information.

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