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Tipping Points Annual Report 2011-12

The new annual report from the Tipping Points project is now available. It features the latest research updates from all five work packages of the project: - Trust and maintaining resilience of financial markets - Development of UK banking sector - Field research on past climate in the North Atlantic - Tipping points in populations […]

Who is ‘the 99%’?

July 14, 2012 by


“…think of what ninety nine percent of the human race want – food, shelter, a secure family life and to be left alone by bosses and busybodies. Unfortunately the one percent who are interested in power and ideals and ideologies are the ones who call the tune.” (Aldous Huxley, 1947) One of the more powerful […]

A tipping point in the haystack

July 3, 2012 by


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


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.

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 […]


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