Daily Archive for December 28th, 2008

Madoff-Man of the Year

By Raffique Shah
December 28, 2008

Bernie MadoffPREDICTABLY, Time magazine named US President-elect Barack Obama as its “Individual of the Year, 2008”. Obama would undoubtedly emerge as “the Man” for publications and institutions that usually bestow such annual honours. In fact, for most people across the world, Obama is the Man of the Century, matters not that we are a mere eight tumultuous years into an era that is as unpredictable as Obama’s stature is predictable.
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‘Tipping Point’ truly an amazing book

By Derren Joseph
December 28, 2008

I was on Facebook, and someone’s “status” message said something about enjoying a book called The Tipping Point.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceI smiled when I read that message. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference was an amazing book for me. My friend Stuart des Vignes recommended it to me some years back. I was not disappointed—so now, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand social phenomena.

Tipping Point is, apparently, a sociological term to describe “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.”
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