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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell | Professional & Technical
Registered by VividReader of Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, January 25, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by pasquinade): to be read


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by VividReader from Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, January 25, 2008

7 out of 10

From the back cover: "The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas."

I wasn't a huge fan of this book. I found that the author used theories to support his examples, rather than vice versa. People commonly couple this book with Freakonomics; I liked Freakonomics better. 


Journal Entry 2 by VividReader from Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, February 25, 2008

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3. Please don't keep the book for longer than one month; pass it on or ask to be skipped. If you think you might take longer, contact me and let me know!
4. Enjoy the book. :)

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Journal Entry 3 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, March 06, 2008

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Got this in the mail today from VividReader - thanks! I will begin reading it right away, so as to send it on it journey as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 4 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Wednesday, April 09, 2008

9 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book a lot - it got me to thinking about ways to effect change, and helps explain a variety of situations I've personally witnessed. 


Journal Entry 5 by BigJohnLefty at Bookray in Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 11, 2008

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Put this in the mail to Nolatari; happy reading! 


Journal Entry 6 by Nolatari from McKinney, Texas USA on Saturday, April 26, 2008

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Arrived safe and sound this week! Thanks, VividReader! 


Journal Entry 7 by Nolatari from McKinney, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

7 out of 10

You might think that the two months it took me to read The Tipping Point means I struggled with the writing or the content or the length or something similar. In fact, the delay had nothing to do with the book and everything to do with myself and life’s circumstances. The Tipping Point is a very good book, fully engaging and quite provocative. I truly enjoyed it and am excited to read the other Gladwell title that sits on my shelf. What began as such an intriguing premise evolved into an even more compelling argument with each and every anecdote and case study. From Paul Revere to Blue’s Clues to the teenage smoking epidemic, Gladwell makes a strong case for the power of influential people and word of mouth, and on several points I actually found myself rethinking long-held beliefs simply on the basis of his supposition. True, this is not light reading, but it’s worth the time and open mind one should bring to it.

See which passages stood out to me by visiting my pop culture blog. 


Journal Entry 8 by Nolatari at via - Mail in Fairfield, California USA on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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After much time, this book is finally back on its ray path. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 9 by GorgeousGlo on Friday, July 25, 2008

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I'm very excited to have finally received this book. Thank you VividReader for organizing! 


Journal Entry 10 by GorgeousGlo on Sunday, August 24, 2008

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This book was like a rich dessert, and I am left with the desire to read it again and again, to savor everything it has to offer. There are tons of food for thought in these scant 300 pages. I will keep thinking about these topics for a long ways to come.

The biggest message I got from it is that as an individual your actions matter far beyond what i had first thought. Before, I used to tell myself that it was important to recycle even one single can, or to cast one single vote, because if everyone didn't, then we'd be in really bad shape. After reading this book, I realize that one single can or one single vote may be all is needed to reach that tipping point.

This is a book that everyone should read, but if you are in the business world, you should study it!

Thanks for letting me be part of this ring. I have Pasquinade's address, and will ship the book early this week.

Update: mailed Wednesday 8/27. 9 am. 


Journal Entry 11 by pasquinade from Occoquan, Virginia USA on Saturday, September 06, 2008

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Received as a part of the book ray. It comes at a perfect time as I'm just finishing up another one now. 




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