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Tipping Points in Technology

I’m a Gladwell fan. All of his books have a theme, dragging you in and never letting go. In the Tipping Point, he analyzes products, events, and phenomena that reach “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point …” This isn’t a guide to how to get there, but the stories of Hush Puppy shoes, the NY City Crime Rate, and Six Degrees of Seperation resonate. 215 more words


Reading for Growth

Seeing as I work with young people on a daily basis I can make a strong assertion that the majority of high school students in the last 50 years have not done their reading for school. 983 more words


Kratz's English 4: Q4 Agenda, Assignments and Resources

E4 Agenda: 5/8 – 5/19

Week of 5/8-5/19: We’re finishing up our second Q4 writing process cycle (read/annotate, seminar, writing quiz) with a writing quiz that encapsulates the ideas in the texts we’ve read in Q4: “Welcome to Newburgh”, “What Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones?” and “The Power of Context.” 516 more words

English 4

BIG DIFFERENCE WITH SMALL EFFORTS: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Few weeks ago I took the book called «How hits happen» in the University library in hope that it will explain me the complicated nature of the trends and audience’s preferences. 555 more words

Reading List

Book Review: David and Goliath

Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all. 506 more words


The Satire Paradox

Listen to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about The Satire Paradox here.  After listening, answer the following questions below.  Type out, print and turn into me by beginning of class on Monday March 13. 137 more words


The Mixed Benefits of a Low-Threshold. 

By: Trissean McDonald Individuals that develop characteristics of a low-threshold will most likely adopt other innovations with which those “low-threshold” individuals’ preference of choice becomes a factor in any situational circumstance, due to the mixed benefits of displaying low-threshold characteristics. 1,325 more words

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