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phenomenon
used in The Tipping Point

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Definition
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
  • It was the point at which an ordinary and stable phenomenon — a low-level flu outbreak — turned into a public health crisis.
    End Notes (13% in)
  • It is that the best way to understand the emergence of fashion trends, the ebb and How 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.
    Introduction (34% in)
  • How do these three rules help us understand teenage smoking, for example, or the phenomenon of word of mouth, or crime, or the rise of a bestseller?
    Chapter 1 (**% in)
  • Teenage smoking is one of the great, baffling phenomena of modern life.
    Chapter 7 (10% in)
  • The second, even more intriguing implication of this, is that nicotine addiction isn't a linear phenomenon.
    Chapter 7 (89% in)
  • Linda Price and colleagues have written a number of explorations of the Market Mavcn phenomenon, among them: Lawrence P. Fcick and Linda L. Price, "The Market Mavcn: A Diffuser of Marketplace Information."
    End Notes (31% in)
  • V. R. Ashton and S. Donnan, "Suicide by burning as an epidemic phenomenon: An analysis of 82 deaths and inquests in England and Wales in i978-79.
    End Notes (88% in)

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