Some indication where he was headed? It seemed like an unending stream of mildly interesting anecdotes, or I assume he though they were interesting; I didn't.
Something with content, I hope.
I guess so, I mostly heard Malcolm droning on about events that happened around him, I assume.
The author's part?
Sorry I didn't return it sooner for a credit.
what a way to make sure I get my walks in. This way you can move and still be lost in a book.
I would recommend it to everyone. It makes sense out of chaos. Or what you think is chaos.
Trying to understand the teenage world.
How nobody knows how they will act in any situation.
Makes You Think
William Daws - because he did everything the same like Paul Revere, but wasn't as connected to the communities, and wasn't paid attention to...
I did... It really made me think of how basic it is to make something go viral... While the book was written in 2001 and audiobooked in 2007, it could've written the textbook for Youtube,etc videos...
the first 75% of the book was great... then the author kinda ran out of steam... Still recommend the book highly tho... Also, there was random music over the narration sometimes... It sounded like he was coming to the end of a chapter, and then the music faded out and he kept talking... Very weird...
Sharply Opinionated Know-it-all. Gallows Humor. Hollywood Insider.
Admittedly, it took me months to get going with this book. Many stop-starts.
It baffled me that with such great reader reviews - I couldn't get hooked.
Well, like almost everything in life, it had to be about ME. Which is to say, as soon as I saw how I could personally benefit from the information, I was dedicated to every word.
I can't be alone here. Aren't we always more interested when it concerns our needs? It's the classic, "What's in it for me?" query.
As a part-time college teacher, I soon began to see ways I could incorporate his concepts into my lesson plans. In this case, an Interpersonal Communication course. The beauty is that he takes scholarly findings and applies them to real-life examples from various fields (e.g., business, the arts) while also expanding their implications for one's life.
The key, however, is Malcolm Gladwell is also a world-class narrator. As we all know, not all authors make great narrators.
True, only Christopher Hitchens can deliver his lines with such acerbic aplomb. However, Eckhart Tolle's work would be better served with a far more pleasant-sounding messenger.
To his great credit, Mark Leibovich, who has a perfectly nice voice, never-the-less wisely chose the terrific Joe Barrett for This Town.
It makes a difference how the message is delivered, and it certainly does in the case of The Tipping Point.
The point is this: A book is ultimately not about the author - after it leaves his/her hands - it is about the reader. In the case of The Tipping Point, Gladwell understands this as both a writer and narrator.
The book is very interesting, but I had to listen to it at 2X to stay engaged, the narrator was too slow
Yes and more so
look beyond your circumstances and walk in "faith"
Yes, absolutely. the ideas and concepts presented in this text opened my eyes to many things... things I hadn't ever considered.
No character but the concept of Mavens has me intrigued.
I loved his reading style and his voice is cear and calming. I felt "connected" to the conversation in a way that was personal... it was as if he were talking to a small group and I was apart of that group.
Yes but my schedule did not permit for it.
I have listened to many books but found this experience the best.
Basically, the author presents his theory and goes on to build it on or elaborate. He creates necessary conditions, classification of individuals needed to perform the act of tipping, etc. At the same time, I cannot help but wonder if his examples and analysis is really spurious. The author fails to convince me that the instances of "tipping" happened due to his theory, and not because of some other reason.
Another fun and paradigm-shifting book from Malcolm Gladwell. I like that he points out how small groups can influence thousands. I recommend all his books.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I love Malcolm Gladwell's books and this one is no different! It is full of really interesting topics that make you think. I enjoy the way he thinks about things.
One of the best 3
Gladwell uses interesting examples and references from the literature to make his points.
No- I needed to stop and think about some of his points. I found myself wanting to discuss the book with others.
Gladwell is a very good reader. It plays like he is sitting with you at a coffee shop explaining his research one-to-one.