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Malcolm Gladwell talks about tipping points in 2011

January 19, 2012 by


An interesting yet also perhaps provocative interview with Malcolm Gladwell on the CBC.  Gladwell talks about a range of high-profile topics from the Occupy movement to the current debt crisis and the riots in London.  About the Occupy street protests in New York and other parts of the US, Gladwell says ‘…without a real leader […]

Tipping Points or Titanic Moments?

This post is from Prof Ranald Michie, a lead researcher on IHRR’s Tipping Points project in Work Package 2: ‘Financial Crisis in the Banking Sector: Past and Present’ In 2000, Malcolm Gladwell published a book that caught the public imagination with the concept of Tipping Points: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a […]

Podcast: What is a tipping point?

May 23, 2011 by


If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard or seen tipping point used a number of times in so many different contexts that it seems almost impossible to pin down what exactly the term might mean.  Or…maybe you already have a clear definition that suits you and you’re happy to use it when communicating with others […]

The Tipping Point of the ‘Tipping Point’ Metaphor

May 11, 2011 by


Dr Pojanath Bhatanacharoen presented an incredibly interesting paper at a conference hosted by the University of Hull in the UK, ‘Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities’.  Her research along with the rest of the WP4 team including Prof David Greatbatch, Prof Tim Clark and Dr Alex Bentley, analyse the use of the tipping point metaphor through […]

The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

Want to generate the next Malcolm Gladwell bestseller?  You can with the Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator. Although Gladwell’s The Tipping Point has been immensely popular and influential in the minds of the public and academics alike, it’s nice to see a little lightheartedness about ‘popular books’ based on ‘intellectual ideas’ and how they are marketed […]


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