The core idea of this book is interesting, but I think the word count could be halved with no loss of content.
Gladwell reads this himself, and his monotone droning along with the long winded content was like a couple shot of an anti cappuccino. It put me to sleep.
I wanted to read this book so long ago, I'm glad I procrastinated and ended up listening to the audio book instead. The author reads in such a way; with a calm emphasis on key points, I have no doubt that I would never have absorbed as much had I read it myself. I have purchased books before and regretted it immediately because of annoying breathy pauses or a tone that ascends significantly in volume as it races to the end of each sentence. Definitely get this book, you'll be so glad you did.
Second time reading this book. I think this was even better than the first time. There were so many key points. And most importantly you can apply this right away. My goal is to start something in my immediate neighborhood. Start next door. Why not. It takes a small action to create change that tips.
It was a decent book that contained a lot of statistics and philosophies about fads and trends. I will be reading the book again to gain a better understanding and because different mentors, throughout my life, have told me to read the book. I found the reader to be boring and monotone. The book is not meant to entertain but to educate. Good luck.
Love Malcolm Gladwell. Great book. Great insight. I love his anecdotes and how he can apply theories to real life scenarios.
The Tipping Point was probably the most interesting audiobook I've listened to. Gladwell is an excellent story teller that knows how to make otherwise boring subjects remarkably intriguing.