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The Ending Payoff of The Tipping Point does not disappoint. Remember the David Mamet quote about how Stories work in his book Bambi vs. Godzilla? They start with a simple premise and proceed logically, and inevitably, toward a conclusion both surprising and inevitable. So what is the surprising and inevitable conclusion of The Tipping Point? […]

When I finished plotting the global value movements from scene to scene for The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, the first thing that popped out was how well Gladwell put into practice what he speaks so clearly about in the book itself.  Specifically, the necessity of putting the “clues” of your Story in the proper […]

You didn’t think I wasn’t going to combine my macro (The Foolscap Global Story Grid) and my micro (The Story Grid Spreadsheet) for The Tipping Point and create a super-cool Story Grid infographic, did you? I can’t begin to describe the internal resistance I’ve battled pulling this together. Judging from the reactions, or lack of reactions […]