When I first picked up this book I thought "how great, I've seen his Ted talk and I've read his literature before, this will be great!" However, when I started listening, I found it hard to follow along with the stories because of his way of narration. He adds unnecessary emphasis to one word in almost every sentence making the book feel choppy. It made listening a chore, not a joy.
If reading style is important to you, I would get a different audio book and pick up a paper copy of this book.
Say something about yourself!
i forgot what this is about already. its tedious, whatever the point is? If your writing your master thesis on the topic you will probably like it. I will no longer use capitalization to emphasis i am not a writer. Therefore validating my critic status. i am not even criticizing, more offering my opinion to others who are having a difficult time choosing content.
this profiling will provide me with stories i will enjoy
Do not buy The Tipping Point! Go and get Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell instead! Better read, more interesting "social science."
I LOVE this genre! I enjoy Malcolm Gladwell but NOT this book. It is a p.o.s.!
Just as movie stars make bad movies, Mr. Gladwell wrote a klunker book.
The narration is fine. I like audio books read by the author. Mr. Gladwell's narration is fine: a bit dull at times and his pronunciation a bit odd occasionally, but overall serviceable.
Disappointment. His points are confusing and are riddled with nonsense.
This is just not a good book. Again, his later book, Outliers, is much better.
The Black Garden
The book itself is fantastic and I highly recommend it. However, I wish it was available in something other than the .aa format. I have an mp3 player that I take with me on the train and to the gym. As it turns out, .aa files only work on my desktop computer, where I never listen to audio books. Therefore, the .aa file is basically useless. I then had to buy the book version of The Tipping Point and read it on the train. So if you like listening to audio files at home rather than while you're out doing other activities, you will enjoy this book. Otherwise, don't waste your money.
I've also read Outliers and Blink by Malcomlm Gladwell. I'd recommend both of those as well.
I'd definitely read his books or buy an audio book that was in a format that actually works.
It's hard to narrow it down to only one. There is so much insight in this book that you'd really need to read it to appreciate how much it has to offer.
The audio edition being the only edition ive used to consume the information of the book is phenomenal. I love the stories and how they are thoroughly and deeply explained!!
I have read a couple of Gladwell's books and they are informative but I find they all start running together and even have some of the same information in each book. I found this interesting at times but not enough to get excited about.
The little things matter.
Humans need a good environment to take ownership of their surroundings.
New York City Crime decreased when law enforcement focused on the little crimes
I enjoy the audio books when I can't read. Primarily when I'm commuting to work or doing long cardio excersises. I get more out of my day due to audiobooks.
This book gave me very good insight into people. Not just people in general but i now know some of the different types of people. I.E. Connectors, Sales Men, and Mavens. Knowing the motivations of each i think is import for every one. The book is a good ready for all Managers, economist, and any social field.
Learning that My mom is a market Maven :) Now i know y she keeps giving me coupons.
Gladwell does a great job reading his work. This author is passionate and thought provoking in his words, tone and vocal pitch.
I enjoyed the deep research and time he put into this work. The mass amount of data and interviews really bring the stories to life.
While "Tipping Point" is a wonderful work, when compared to the entire Gladwell collection it fares "just OK". With that said, he is a tremendous author and a wonderful contributor. I just find it hard to rank this book as high as "Blink" and "Outliers".