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Malcolm Gladwell / Guardian:
A gift or hard graft?   —  We look at outrageously talented and successful people - the Beatles, Mozart, Rockefeller, Bill Gates - and assume there is such a thing as pure genius.  Not necessarily, argues Malcolm Gladwell...  The University of Michigan opened its new computer centre in 1971 …
Nov 16, 2008, 12:35 AMIn context
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone Jonny: world's first iPhone 3G owner (in waiting)   —  See that guy?  That's Jonny Gladwell from Auckland New Zealand.  He's special no matter how you define the word.  He's camped outside of Vodafone NZ right now which puts him on a path to be the world's first iPhone 3G owner.
Jul 8, 2008, 11:50 AMIn context
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Delusions Of Nathan Myhrvold   —  from the misrepresenting-the-truth dept  —  Nathan Myhrvold may not have done much of note yet with Intellectual Ventures, but he sure is good at getting press attention.  It seems to come in waves, too, with multiple stories popping up all around the same time.
May 13, 2008, 5:40 PMIn context
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Ideas Are Everywhere... So Why Do We Limit Them?   —  from the gladwell-missing-the-point dept  —  Malcolm Gladwell is a truly fantastic writer.  However, sometimes he gets so interested in making a story sound good that he misses the real point.  His latest piece for the New Yorker starts …
May 7, 2008, 11:25 PMIn context
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Study: There is No Tipping Point, Blog Readers Are Skeptical   —  A new study by Canadian research firm Pollara has surfaced data indicating that Malcolm Gladwell's popular theory about key influencers moving markets may not be valid.  Gladwell's arguments in the 2000 book The Tipping Point …
Apr 3, 2008, 4:25 PMIn context
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Trust in Peers Trumps the “A-List,” Study Finds   —  There's an ongoing debate online and in marketing circles as well over who “matters”: the super node influencers or basically anyone that a particular peer group looks to for information, entertainment, inspiration and more.
Apr 3, 2008, 1:15 PMIn context
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
Tipped over: social influence “tipping point” theory debunked   —  Clive Thompson has been getting some well-deserved attention for his recent Fast Company piece, in which Columbia University sociologist Duncan Watts explodes the hierarchical theory of social influence and trend propagation popularized …
Jan 31, 2008, 12:05 AMIn context
Clive Thompson / Fast Company:
Is the Tipping Point Toast? … Don't get Duncan Watts started on the Hush Puppies.  “Oh, God,” he groans when the subject comes up.  “Not them.”  The Hush Puppies in question are the ones that kick off The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's best-seller about how trends work.
Jan 28, 2008, 12:15 PMIn context
Maxkalehoff / AttentionMax:
Move Over, Seth Godin, Einstein's Here   —  The following is also my latest MediaPost column...  Move Over, Seth Godin, Einstein's Here  —  January 25th, 2008 by Max Kalehoff  —  I read my fair share of business books and marketing punditry.  In the trendy stable are works by authors Seth Godin …
Jan 26, 2008, 3:30 AMIn context
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
LinkedIn Hits a Tipping Point: Annoying distraction turns essential business tool   —  When you're a “connector” in the Malcom Gladwell sense of the word there is nothing worse than social networking.  Having been a magazine editor and conference producer for many, many years I got to meet tens of thousands of people.
Dec 19, 2006, 3:15 PMIn context

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