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Is Gladwell’s "Tipping Point" Toast?

In March 2007, I posted a three part critical review here here and here of Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point. Recently, the February 2008 issue of Fast Company Magazine recently published a great article by Clive Thompson entitled “Is the Tipping Point Toast?“. The article is a fascinating and accessible adjunct to the social…

Book Review: "Made to Stick" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Recently I posted a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , where Gladwell argued that ‘stickiness’ is a vitally important aspect of ideas becoming ‘contagious’ and spreading like viruses. I’ve recently been reading with interest Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s recently published book Made to…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part II)

See Part 1 – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point Were Gladwell’s ideas in The Tipping Point original? Of course, Gladwell hardly claims that the term “tipping point” was his unique innovation. Indeed , Gladwell himself noted (p. 12) that “the expression first came into popular use in the 1970s.” According to Wikipedia, the…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Part I)

My doctoral thesis was concerned with understanding the spread and impact of economic ideas. I took on board perspectives and frameworks from economists, political scientists, sociologists, and others – and, ultimately, made my own contribution to help move forward our understanding of the spread and impact of economic ideas. It was with some interest, therefore,…

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Is Gladwell’s "Tipping Point" Toast?

In March 2007, I posted a three part critical review here here and here of Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point. Recently, the February 2008 issue of Fast Company Magazine recently published a great article by Clive Thompson entitled “Is the Tipping Point Toast?“. The article is a fascinating and accessible adjunct to the social…

Book Review: "Made to Stick" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Recently I posted a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , where Gladwell argued that ‘stickiness’ is a vitally important aspect of ideas becoming ‘contagious’ and spreading like viruses. I’ve recently been reading with interest Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s recently published book Made to…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part II)

See Part 1 – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point Were Gladwell’s ideas in The Tipping Point original? Of course, Gladwell hardly claims that the term “tipping point” was his unique innovation. Indeed , Gladwell himself noted (p. 12) that “the expression first came into popular use in the 1970s.” According to Wikipedia, the…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Part I)

My doctoral thesis was concerned with understanding the spread and impact of economic ideas. I took on board perspectives and frameworks from economists, political scientists, sociologists, and others – and, ultimately, made my own contribution to help move forward our understanding of the spread and impact of economic ideas. It was with some interest, therefore,…