I have not read the print version so can't compare.
The part about Sesame Street and Blue's Clues
Eye-Opening, Smart, Entertaining.
It reminded me of Freakonomics because of how statistics were used to explain things and the issues discussed (both books talked about reasons why the crime rate dropped in the 90s). But I thought Tipping Point was better than Freakonomics because it had more of a unifying theme.
Read this after Outliers- in addition to feeling "dated" (written 10+ years ago), I found many of the examples/stories to feel less connected than the later book.
This book wanders a bit - as do his others - but it has lots of very interesting studies and theorems
well worth the read
The explanation of non-intuitive causes.
Easy to follow.
The music was annoying and insulting. I didn't need music to tell me that the author was summing up or drawing conclusions. Yuk!
People who believe everything they think.
I will listen to this book several more times. With each listening, things missed at first will become more ovious.
Outlers is by the same author and gives just as much to think about. While you may not agree with all Gladwell has to say, it will certainly give you pause.
Two scenes stand out: The ride of Paul Revere and his less famous counterpart. The other is how concentrating on low-level crime in New York precipitated a steep decline in serious crime.
I'm not sure this book would translate into film.
in the top 10. The information and examples are specific and examine and analyze success.
I think the way Malcolm Gladwell shows how things culminate together and how small things matter. I particularly like the example of the woman who spots trends.
the inflection and tone of his voice suggest what he finds more relevant. I have a hard time reading due to my own medical conditions so I like that I can listen and absorb the book in one fell swoop.
the stickyness factor. I have three small children and it never occured to me.
I like how the general reader can asimilate and understand the concepts and then see them in every day life and possibly apply them.
Highly recommended, this was very insightful. Author did an excellent job or narrating as well.