Browsing All posts tagged under »metaphor«

A tipping point in the haystack

July 3, 2012 by

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Wide range of talks yesterday about business, financial products, banking, complexity theory, social trends and mathematical modelling and of course many other topics.  Certainly can’t cover all of the sessions I’ve seen in one post, but it’s fair to say that the tipping point metaphor is capable of drawing a broad interest into how trends […]

Blogging Tipping Points Conference 2012

We are excited to announce that the annual Tipping Points conference taking place at the Durham Business School will be featured on this blog.  Researchers from the project will be blogging about sessions from the conference on a variety of topics from business management techniques to the diffusion of buzz words as well as bank […]

‘Beyond the Tipping Point?’ Event: A Review

May 4, 2012 by

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Does ‘tipping point’ cause people to view climate change proactively?  Does it help them feel they are able to do something about it or is it apocalyptic, simply another way of expressing the end?  This was one of several topics discussed after a film screening hosted by IHRR’s Tipping Points project — a dedicated group […]

Tipping Points on BBC’s ‘Thinking Allowed’

IHRR’s Tipping Points project was featured on Radio 4′s thought-provoking programme ‘Thinking Allowed’.  The programme features researchers from the project Prof Alex Bentley, Prof Patricia Waugh and Prof Tim Clark. You can listen to the programme via iPlayer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0184s2x/Thinking_Allowed_Tipping_points/

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 […]

I’ll have what she’s having: Mapping Social Behavior

Deputy Director of the Tipping Points project, Dr Alex Bentley, is the lead author of a new book published by MIT Press.  This is a truly exciting work that looks at how ideas and activities spread through social copying.  Summary provided by MIT Press: Humans are, first and foremost, social creatures. And this, according to […]

The spread of minority beliefs

September 2, 2011 by

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A study from the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State, USA analysed the influence of committed minority beliefs on populations.  Researchers found that once the minority beliefs of a population pushes beyond 10 percent it rapidly decreases the amount of time needed for the belief to […]

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