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The Creation of Tipping Point
The Impact of Tipping Point
The Law of the Few
The Stickiness Factor
The Power of Context
Applications of the Tipping Point
Connector, Maven, or Salesman?
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Malcolm Gladwell was born in England to a Jamaican psychotherapist and a British Mathematician, giving him a very diverse cultural and intellectual background. After a failed attempt of going into advertising, Gladwell landed a journalism position at
The American Spectator
. In 1987 Gladwell began to cover science and business at
The Washington Post
until 1996. In 1996 Gladwell began writing for the
; his first two articles "The Tipping Point" and "The Coolhunt" were very popular and served as a basis for The Tipping Point.
The Tipping Point
, Gladwell has written 3 other books:
Blink: the Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Outliers: The Story of Success
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures.
Gladwell's books have been immensely popular. Outliers was named a #1 New York Times Bestseller for 11 consecutive weeks and was named Time Magazine's 10th best nonfiction book of 2008. Blink was an international bestseller and sold of 2 million copies. Some opposing critics claim that the fact that Gladwell is a journalist rather than an academic reflects in his work and that he tends to overuse anecdotal evidence as opposed to research to support his conclusions.
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