The Tipping Point : How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference

1059 Words May 25th, 2016 5 Pages
Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference was my book of choice to discuss in small literature circles. The Tipping Point was my first choice because I have read other pieces of Gladwell’s work and enjoyed his writing style. I found The Tipping Point riveting because Gladwell discusses the algorithm of how epidemics become triggered and take off. I took pleasure in reading the first few chapters, but Gladwell’s writing became repetitive and I became disengaged. I penciled in time into my busy schedule, but reading turned into a chore and sank to the bottom of my to-do list.
The optimal time for me to read and fill in my role in the literature circle was on Sunday’s at work. On Sunday’s, I work a single shift from ten-forty-five in the morning to five-fifteen in the afternoon. The book was interesting and shed light on topics, such as the effect graffiti might have on a town, which I never thought about before. It made our discussions very in depth when everyone in the group was intrigued by certain topics; such as why people are more likely to commit crimes based on their background and where they live. My peers and I also had insightful conversations about what kind of person we are -maven, connector or salesmen. We discussed each role and how they apply to our lives and we came to the conclusion that we all have a little bit of each type of person. Which allowed us to analyze ourselves along with our peers and made a great learning…

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