I enjoyed Outliers so decided to try this title.
PERFORMANCE. Gladwell's performance was sometimes tedious. He pauses just a bit too long between sentences, and even some words. Without the stilted pace, it could have been read in about 25% less time. Sometimes I felt like tearing out my hair, because my brain wanted to process faster, but it kept having to wait...
STORY. First of all, this is NOT a self-help book. The book is about epidemics, and how they begin and are given speed. Examples would be new products that 'catch on', as well as crime, disease, etc.
As far as the content, at times you may lose the connection between the material and the central theme of the book. No section more clearly demonstrates this than when Gladwell talks about Sesame Street. It just goes on and on and I'm like 'Why doing we keep talking about Big Bird again?'
Notwithstanding, there are many interesting ideas (I understand the concepts are not new) but presented in a captivating manner. The book had my mind really engaged and excited about it's ideas and concepts on how to start an epidemic. I would recommend reading the book if you are interested at all in how something unknown may become a popular trend.
Things keep happening in the world which make me think about the theories in this book. The most recent shootings of children in Connecticut may be traced back to the Tipping point of the Columbine High School shootings. I am not a sociologist so can't approach the book from a professional level but it was entertaining and thought provoking.
You will never think about Hush Puppies the same way.
I need to listen to it once more.
yes. Malcolm Gladwell is an entertaining speaker with a message about human behavior.
i liked the chapter on Mavens, Connectors and Salesman. It made me look at the people around me (and myself) to see how we all fit together
yes. Outliers and many interviews
parts of the chapters get a little wordy for me. but, i love the way he weaves the anecdotes with the facts to create something you want to listen to again.
Malcolm Gladwell himself reading and presenting the material.
No but it made me think. Long and hard. I plan to listen to it again soon.
In my opinion, Gladwell's best book by far is "Outliers". Followed by "Blink". This book comes in third, but it's better than "What the Dog Saw", which is his worst.
If you haven't read Outliers or Blink, read them first.
This is my first audiobook. I'm impressed. I'll definitely be buying more audiobooks for my commute.
It's informative and inspirational.
I have not but I like the conversational tone.
I always like a book that makes you think outside the box.
Cool hearing it from the author himself.
Read Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers after this, loved it even more.
Overall, I would probably not recommend this book, however, I would not say that I wasted my time listening to it. It had some nice insights, but it came up short on suggestions for taking action on the information. It also did a poor job of making salient connections between the various "tipping point" events. Finally, Malcolm got into way to much minutia at points (eg- reading MANY names from the phone book). As a positive, the author/narrator was very pleasing/soothing to listen to.
The broken windows theory
yes well spent because it affect everyone
what level are you? what kind of leader are we?
The author uses examples from a wide variety of topics.
The three rules
This book will help me plan better lessons.