The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell has inspired me and no doubt millions the world over with his teachings on everyday phenomena which most of us fail to grasp. The Tipping Point is enlightening – as usual; his arguments quite compelling.
This phenomenon can be seen in trading graphs and in unsuccessful and successful businesses as well. The point is, there comes a point where all hell breaks lose, or the heavens open after a relatively long period of slow, incremental or ‘corrosive’ change.
The same was true for Facebook which started in an Ivy League University with just a handful of people for quite a while; something changed – that point of transformation which led to the current behemoth called Facebook, is called The Tipping Point; Facebook as you probably know, now has about 1 billion members! I don’t think all the universities worldwide have that combined number of students today.
The same thing happened with Sir Roger Bannister in May of 1954 when he broke the four-minute mile record. Suddenly – compared to at least half a century of recorded middle-distance running – within a few years, dozens of athletes had completed the mile in less than 4 minutes.
So, if you’re making ‘slow’ progress, do not despair; your tipping point will come as long as you keep on keeping on.
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