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Sharing A Book: The Tipping Point

23 November

the-tipping-point-by-malcolm-gladwellI gave four grocery bags full of books to Goodwill today.

The books in the bags were books I’ve had in my bookcase for years. Most of them were purchased for very specific research on topics like appreciative inquiry or psychographics, or simply because they were popular at the time. They were all business related. I gave them to Goodwill because I couln’t find a good reason to recommend them. They simply didn’t stand out in my memory.

The Tipping Point didn’t make it into the bags.

I liked The Tipping Point. It was a quick read with a lot of interesting points to make and a book that lots of other people enjoyed as well.  It is among a half-dozen other books that didn’t make it into the bag, but won’t be taking up permanent residence on my bookshelf. It’s also book I would have purchased for myself had it not been given to me as a gift on 4/21/2000. And if you haven’t read it yet, I’d like it to be my gift to you.

How to get The Tipping Point for free.

Just leave a comment below indicating that you haven’t read this book yet. I’ll randomly select one of the comments and send the book. But here’s the catch: When you read it, you have to write a review, then pass it on to someone else. It’s good to share.

Next on my giveaway list?  A book on blogging.  :)

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Archived Comments

  1. Susie Blackmon November 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    I love the tipping point, which is a small part of why I don’t feel a sense of entitlement to a RE commission. I don’t donate to Goodwill, but want to help out at our local food kitchen. The lines are growing.

  2. Dave Chomitz November 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    I have not read this book but I would be anxious to … I seems there’s a real void in relevant literature these days. Things are evolving so quickly.

    That’s assuming you’d ship to the Great White North.



  3. Steve Wood November 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    Ooh, ooh, it’s on my Amazon wish list but I just haven’t purchased it yet. I read Malcom’s other book Outliers and LOVED it! I promise to write a review and pass the good karma on, I mean the book.

    Just like Donkey: “Pick Me! Pick Me!”


  4. Jeff Gingerich November 23, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    I haven’t read it yet and would be happy to do so and write a review.

  5. Jeff Turner November 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    Well, so far the chances are 1 in 3. :) I’ll do the drawing tomorrow evening. (and, Dave, I’d ship it to Africa if I had to)

  6. Russ November 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    If Jeff says it’s good, it’s good. I just bought the audio version. Maybe you can have them do rock, paper, scissors for it. :)

  7. Teresa Boardman November 24, 2009 at 4:49 am #

    I have the tipping point. I should re-read it, it has been awhile.

  8. Jeff Turner November 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    OK, so here’s how I chose. I assigned Dave 1 & 2, Steve 3 & 4, and Jeff 5 & 6 and rolled a die to choose the winner. It came up 5, so Jeff I need you to email me your address to >> jeff at zeek dot com. :)