The Tipping Point Summary
Malcolm Gladwell

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The Tipping Point Summary

In The Tipping Point, Gladwell follows trends from their inception to their end and tries to discover why some ideas "tip" and others do not. First, Gladwell gives the three rules for the tipping point: contagiousness; the fact that little causes can have big effects; and change happens in one moment.

In the opening chapter of the book, Gladwell uses the syphilis epidemic of Baltimore, along with other outbreaks...

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