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The Tipping Point

Are You Shamelessly Self Promoting?

Edie Weinstein | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Edie Weinstein

I like the term "shameless self promotion," because it flies in the face of the standard teaching that self promotion, especially for people who do spiritual or healing work is a no-no. Humility and letting people come to you and then not expecting to get paid much if at all, is to considered a virtue among some circles.

Perfect, It Turns Out, Is What Practice Doesn't Make

Alfie Kohn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Education
Alfie Kohn

We may have to face the fact that our common-sense beliefs about excellence, or what we think ought to be the case about the importance of hard work, aren't necessarily true.

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Dr. Jim Taylor

Once I switched hats from enthralled follower to the social scientist that I am, the bloom fell off the rose, as it were, as my feelings shifted from admiration to resentment at having fallen for his smoke-and-mirrors act.

Optimism: An Underdog's Best Friend

Vincent Kitirattragarn | Posted 12.29.2013 | Small Business
Vincent Kitirattragarn

A few years ago nobody knew what a coconut chip is. Many still don't. Educating people is one of the biggest challenges when introducing something unprecedented in the market. Weeks before we launched, Trader Joe's released their own private label coconut chip.

Has the Tipping Point for Higher Education Occurred?

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Last year more than 1.5 million new bachelor's degree holders reported being either unemployed or underemployed -- a national tragedy by any measure. These young people enrolled in college with the expectation that a degree would improve their lives. They certainly deserved better.

10 Ways to Help Your Favorite Author

Dorie Clark | Posted 07.10.2013 | Books
Dorie Clark

Here's what I've learned in the past few months about concrete ways you can support your favorite writer, whether they're a close friend or someone you admire from afar (even celebrity authors would welcome your help on most of these).

Going With Your Gut in the Voting Booth

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

No, this is not another blog post about the benefits (or costs) to being beautiful, though attractiveness certainly is a characteristic that can impact an election. Just ask Richard Nixon. But I'm not talking about physical attractiveness per se.

Spotted Reading In Public: What Have We Seen You Reading Recently? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

We've had our eyes on you lately and have seen you reading a wide array of genres, as usual. From best-sellers to beloved classics, you've been seen r...

The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

malcolmgladwellbookgenerator.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amy Hertz, Huffington Post: What comes after "The Tipping Point"? A book titled "Nothing," on sandcastles, or "The Tripping Point," which can't rememb...

My Intellectual Break Up With Malcolm Gladwell

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

I have to wonder how the scholar who once described so aptly the spread of ideas can ignore the broadcast power of modern tools, and the undeniable value these tools bring to growing cultural empathy and geopolitical awareness.

THINK HUGE. Thinking "Big" is so last century.

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/news/583 Inspirational News Year's Message from Jeffrey Smith This is the need of the time. HUGE thinking. Life...

WATCH: ARTISTIC INFLUENCE: 'The Influencers' Of Pop Culture On Beautiful Decay

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Artists aren't often eager to talk about how they get their inspiration. Maybe it comes from mistrusting the press or wanting to preserve trade secret...

Dispatch From 100 Black Men of America: A Crisis of Young Black Men in America

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.

Bait and Switch Business Relationships

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on a higher goal that they forget about the people who help get them there.

10 Life-Changing Tips From Top Connectors

Sally Horchow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Horchow

Connectors' lives -- both innately and deliberately -- are built around their meaningful connections with other people.