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.
In the sense that it is easier to "read," yes. The print version would taken me forever to read and I wouldn't grasp the general understanding of the book as easy; I study book, I don't read them; a book like this, I would want to take notes, re-read, and take my time... who has time??? But, using my commutes as listening time, allows me to listen more than once and jot down key concepts at traffic lights!
Understanding the epidemic spread of ideas and how people, the ideas themselves, and their context act to make them epidemological... not only interesting, but also useful for business... and life!
Learning about Gore Co. was very interesting for me and also about the beginning of the American Revolution.
I think the current subtitle is perfect!
The ideas and the overall concept is so compelling that it forces immediate change.
Blink, his next book.
I don't usually leave comments or feedback but for this book that had profound meaning and influence, I felt compelled to give back and encourage others to allow their livestock be changed as well.
I have edited 38 national best sellers and had a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
What a wonderful book! It was fascinating, and the author has a wonderful voice and does a beautiful job narrating his work. I wished it could have gone on and on.
Definitely. It makes you think about how society moves and changes.
It made me think.
This book is a good listen for those interested in understanding how messages and ideas, both positive and negative, can spread widely in society. It defines three critical players in reaching the tipping point, connectors, mavins and salesmen and emphasizes the importan ce of a "sticky" message to reach the tipping point. This is relevant to those with an interest in spreading a message or stopping the spread of a message.
There is a very interesting exploration comparing the "stickiness" of Sesame Street to that of Blue's Clues. I never understood how my kids could stand Blue's Clues. Now I do. I also have greater insight into what it takes to hone a "sticky" message.
This book is not a page turner but amply interesting to keep going. I found listening for about 50 minutes a day worked great. It left time to think about each section before moving on.
This is one of the better audiobooks I have downloaded and one of the best of Gladwell's work.
Malcolm is a master storyteller as well as a sociologist. I find his narration of his own work essential to helping create the tone of wonderment and mystery-solving that he brings to everything he does.
I found it hard to stop listening and I often played the book while carrying my iPod around my apartment in my pocket!
Although I feel that Gladwell stretches a little bit to make his thesis at a few points, this is an overall interesting book and well worth your listen. It is entertaining and enlightening.
I have not read the print version so can't compare.
The part about Sesame Street and Blue's Clues