Little changes can have big effects; when small numbers of people start behaving differently, that behavior can ripple outward until a critical mass or “tipping point” is reached, changing the world. Gladwell’s thesis that ideas, products, messages and behaviors “spread just like viruses do” remains a metaphor as he follows the growth of “word-of-mouth epidemics” triggered with the help of … Read More
What the Dog Saw
“Good writing,” Gladwell says in his preface, “does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else’s head.” What the Dog Saw, brings together the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the … Read More
Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their … Read More
Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?Blink reveals … Read More
This book may seem it doesn’t fit anywhere but it does. If there’s a secret to old age, the authors find, it’s living conscientiously and bringing forethought, planning, and perseverance to one’s professional and personal life. Individual life stories show how different people find the right balance in different ways, depending on their personalities and social situations. Drawing from the … Read More
Good to Great
This book wastes no time on bad and mediocre but uses every page to explore the difference between good and great companies. Using solid research and incredible examples Good to Great will open up a world of characteristics that seem to launch good things to be great things. A must read.
Deep and Wide
A mega church book that tracks the development of Northpoint Church and ministries that is equally powerful for all churches and ministries. It celebrates the ability to go deep with large numbers of people and challenges the reader to dream big. Great ideas and inspiration for ministry development.