I will listen to this book several more times. With each listening, things missed at first will become more ovious.
Outlers is by the same author and gives just as much to think about. While you may not agree with all Gladwell has to say, it will certainly give you pause.
Two scenes stand out: The ride of Paul Revere and his less famous counterpart. The other is how concentrating on low-level crime in New York precipitated a steep decline in serious crime.
I'm not sure this book would translate into film.
in the top 10. The information and examples are specific and examine and analyze success.
I think the way Malcolm Gladwell shows how things culminate together and how small things matter. I particularly like the example of the woman who spots trends.
the inflection and tone of his voice suggest what he finds more relevant. I have a hard time reading due to my own medical conditions so I like that I can listen and absorb the book in one fell swoop.
the stickyness factor. I have three small children and it never occured to me.
I like how the general reader can asimilate and understand the concepts and then see them in every day life and possibly apply them.
Highly recommended, this was very insightful. Author did an excellent job or narrating as well.
I enjoyed the last 45 minutes of this 8 hour 33 minute book. He was precise and shared his take away after the research. I didn't care for his analogies. I think he may have choosen them over others to sell books but, I believe he could have shared more compelling stories of why things tip. I think he may have been reaching for the extreme to gain a reaction rather then more main stream examples that people could relate to.
I liked the AIRWALK case and would have liked to see more that followed that type.
It dragged and was daunting to listening to. I almost would say it was painful to listen to. I enjoy his voice but the case studies he used I really did not connect well with.
The idea that the innovator, marketing guy would enjoy this book might not be true but I think they would pay the 10 bucks for the last 45 minutes.
I just didn't enjoy this book as much as his first big success and I think it just comes down to stories he shares to make a case. The take away's are good but, I would recommend the purchase of Outliers over the tipping point.
Yes. This book is enthralling because it reaches into so many aspects of our lives. Gladwell does an amazing job of tying all these points together brilliantly. He narrates the book and it reads more like an interesting dialogue than a scientific exploration of epidemics and their role in modern society.
The exploration of the 3 types of people necessary for an epidemic to occur
So many. Mainly that people are extremely influenced by context. Any thing can become an epidemic, for better or worse but it takes certain special people to make them happen.
I thought this was going to be related more towards business. It's more of a sociology/psychology book. Interesting, but not what I expected.
Audiobooks Make Weed Wacking a Pleasure
Full of amazing and interesting information, but maybe not the kind you will recite at cocktail parties. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and already bought a paper copy for a friend. Well written and thoroughly interesting.
The author shares some interesting thoughts about social epidemics, but perhaps overemphasizes them. Also, is he advocating the understanding of these principles as useful for just marketing, or for more meaningful social change? It's not clear, although I would rather it be the latter.