The Tipping Point

I have no strong feelings after reading Tipping Point. Gladwell kind of does not put the examples very close to his argument in some parts. He often goes out of track and pull it back at the end of the chapters. Or I should say he does not state clearly the relation between the examples and theories. I distracted sometimes while reading.

It is not a bad book though. It introduces several theories that may help us understanding the world: the law of the few, the stickiness factor and the power of context. It is all about how things get popular and how/why they spread.

Here I only want to supply some supplementary interesting materials that mentioned in the book.

The author’s website:

http://www.gladwell.com/

The author’s talk on TED:


http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce.html

Stanford Prison Experiment:

http://www.prisonexp.org/

Phil Zimbardo’s website (the supervisor of Stanford Prison Experiment) :

http://zimbardo.socialpsychology.org/

Phil Zimbardo’s TED talk, Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters … or heroes:

http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil.html Phil married the girl who stopped his prison experiment:)

Documentary of Stanford Prison Experiment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GpuB_Q2RUw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHc5vX1m_zk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg37p1RxnSk&feature=related

Recent movie based on Standford Prison Experiment:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0997152/