The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

This book explores the concept of "tipping points," or the specific moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold and spreads like wildfire. It delves into the science behind epidemics, both in terms of diseases and ideas, and dissects the factors that can cause a sudden shift in public consciousness. The author uses various case studies, from the sudden popularity of certain shoes to the decrease in New York City's crime rate, to illustrate these concepts.

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Total Points: 551

Since this book was first published in 2000, there is a penalty of 41.6%. The age adjusted score is 321.78.

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