This book was interesting and gave me some new ways of seeing how things change in society. However, I felt the book was a bit long, especially towards the end where it just kept repeating the same information already discussed in previous chapters. I found the last few chapters slow reading and had to force myself to finish the book.
I enjoy the statistical information from this and Malcom Gladwell's other book Blink. Neither one changed my life but the factoids have stuck with me. Interesting read and very quick.
WOW! Best book I've read in a while. Very interesting topic, and Gladwell has done a great job discussing and explaining. LOVE IT!
This book does drag a bit at times, but I still thought it was very interesting. I actually really enjoyed reading about the real-life studies and situations that were used to demonstrate the ways in which a very small change can have a huge effect, even making the difference between a major success and epic failure. When you read and learn what a profound difference a fairly small number of people or a relatively small act (such as cleaning up graffiti in the subway system, or arresting fare-beaters) can have on a large scale, it really does make you view situations differently. Suddenly the reasoning behind a lot of things makes more sense, even if it logically seems strange. While I wouldn't list it as one of my favorite books, it was very interesting and well worth reading.
There is some interesting information and ahha moments but there was a lot of repeating of information. Not horrible but not great.
One of my all-time favorites in non-fiction, The Tipping Point keeps you riveted. Malcolm Gladwell's writing style is easy to read and infinitely informative. Although much of the idea behind The Tipping Point can be about marketing products, it is so much more than that. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to make a change in our world. Gladwell clearly explains trends we never heard about from mainstream media. He studies human behavior carefully and gives some unique observations. Once you've read this, you'll want to read all of his work!
Malcolm Gladwell has a gift for making you think about the world around you in a completely different manner. This book leads you to contemplate why things happen the way they do, a new twist on cause and effect. I have several of his audio books and keep them in my car to listen while I drive. He's not only a great author, but an excellent narrator as well.
Not many "aha" moments in this one, and I found myself saying "duh" out loud several times, but it was an interesting look at how trends get started. Included are definitions of the concepts of connectors (people that know a lot of other people), mavens (people who know a lot about particular stuff), and stickiness (how well a concept is remembered and/or internalized). However, Gladwell strays from his point a bit with an extensive look at children's television, which--while interesting--is not directly applicable to adults' habits. I'd recommend this book if you're into the genre. Otherwise, try "Predictably Irrational" for a more eye-opening account of consumer behavior.