Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell

This book was a refreshing change from what I'm used to. Most Christian books will tell you something wrong with you or someone else and then tell you how to fix it. 'The Tipping Point' point is purely descriptive, and not surprisingly not Christian (why can't we write descriptive books? I'm sure someone has).

Gladwell outlines the steps, factors, whatever that need to occur to make an small-time idea a big-time reality. He shows how different types of people play key roles. For instance, 'Mavens' are they type of people to find good ideas, and 'Connectors' are the ones to hook everyone up with the idea. It's a really fascinating book, and from what I've heard Malcolm Gladwell is a reliable source.

I'd encourage anyone who is interested in how trends in thinking come about, or who seek to influence trends in thinking (say, get people thinking they should be changing the world) to read this book.


Blogger Tessa Depuy said...

This is a great blog idea! Christian reviews on the not-so-Christian literature world would be much appreciated! It's sad you haven't posted since 2006. Try to post whenever you read a book & get back at it again!

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