The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point

How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference

Downloadable Audiobook - 2000
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Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a bestselling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning? In this brilliant and groundbreaking book, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in our society so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Ideas, behavior, messages, and products, he argues, often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the "Tipping point".
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Time Warner Audio Books, 2000
ISBN: 9781594831713


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GrowlyBear Dec 12, 2018

I am familiar with the content, but read by the author? I love Malcolm Gladwell, but this will put you to sleep.

Jul 14, 2017

I do not understand why abridged books are ever produced,
regardless of the format.
If it's worth producing,
it's worth giving us the whole book.

Feb 21, 2017

As noted in one of the other comments, this is a much shorter version of the book.

Jan 01, 2014

I enjoy Mr. Gladwell's books so much, but was disappointed that this is an abridged edition. Less than half of the content from the book.

Feb 08, 2010

very interesting.

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