Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Tipping Point - Book Review

I read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell during my blogging hiatus. WOW! This book is really good. I’m classifying it a fun educational book, which are hard to find.

The Tipping Point: How little things can make a big difference, divulges into the theories of how epidemics of all kinds get started from the latest shoe trends to Columbine. Malcolm explains it all at great length without losing your interest. The Tipping Point is full of past psychological experiments which give us facts and a back story – having this makes believing the research so much easier. They aren’t just numbers thrown on a page you can get a full view of the situation from each mini story.

The cases and social studies span from the 1960’s until publication in 2000 which helps keep them interesting as well. Malcolm also describes the three types of people who allow these trends to grow salesmen, mavens, and connectors. Once you learn the roles of these catalyst you’ll have a much better understanding of how the cycle works.

If you’ve ever wondered how some trends take off and others plunder you need to read this book. This book is so good even after making my commitment to reduce my book collection I won't be re posting it on

Books Read in 2009: 30
Books to Read in 2009: 20