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“The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcolm Gladwell

Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do. Three Characteristics of a Tipping Point: one, contagiousness; two, the fact that little causes can have big effects; and three, that change happens not gradually but at one … Continue reading

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“Blink—The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell: Part Two

The next war is not just going to be military on military. The deciding factor is not going to be how many tanks you kill, how many ships you sink, and how many planes you shoot down. The decisive factor … Continue reading

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“Blink—The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell: Part One

The conscious strategy is the on one we’re most familiar with. We think about what we’ve learned, and eventually we come up with an answer. This strategy is logical and definitive. But it takes us eighty cards to get there. … Continue reading

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“What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell: Part Two

The bell-curve assumption has become so much a part of our mental architecture that we eend to use it to organize experience automatically. We also believe that the distribution of social benefits should not be arbitrary. We don’t give only … Continue reading

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“What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell: Part One

This book has reminded me a lot of “Things that Matter” in that it is a collection of years of works by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker. I’ve been pulling little quips and phrases mostly because I find them … Continue reading

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“David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcolm Gladwell

I’ve enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s writing, especially XXX“The Outliers”XXX and this book continues his approach of conveying his thoughts through stories and idioms. Much in this book deals with perception, or rather misperception of a situation. I’ve pointed out before through … Continue reading

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