According to Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point is the biography of an idea, and the idea is very simple. It is that the best way to understand the emergence of fashion trends, the ebb and flow of crime waves, or, for that matter, the transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth, or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas, products, messages and behaviours spread just like viruses do.
Gladwell highlighted three characteristics of epidemics which are synonymous to The Tipping Point concept , they are: Contagiousness, Little causes can have big effects, Change happens not gradually but at one dramatic moment.
Of the three, the third trait – the idea that epidemics can rise or fall in one dramatic moment – is the most important, because it is the principle that makes sense of the first two and permits the greatest insight into why modern change happens the way it does. The name given to that one dramatic moment in an epidemic when everything can change all at once is the Tipping point. The Tipping Point is the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.
Wow, what an insight! So, in life every situation in life always have a Tipping Point, a point where there is a sudden change of events/situation, a point of a turn-around over-night, a peak of transformation… After reading this in the book, I got a sense of quiet assurance about life issues, I was rest assured and it just confirmed the scriptural phrase …and it came to pass!