Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell

26 09 2012

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? [suggested by Ginger W.]


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell

26 09 2012

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas. [suggested by Ginger W.]

Class Textbook

26 09 2012

Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution, by Barbara Marx Hubbard.  This is the class textbook for the fall semester.  In it Barbara reveals her vision for what the future can look like and how we can be part of making it happen.  It includes many resources for the transition already taking place, plus inspirational messages from over a dozen other visionaries who are helping to bring this change about in many different fields of endeavor.

Birth 2012 Activation Week

22 09 2012


I just signed up for an exciting free event that you’ll want to know about: Birth 2012 Activation Week, which begins September 22. It’s got an amazing roster of some of my favorite leaders like Barbara Marx Hubbard, Neale Donald Walsch, Jean Houston, don Miguel Ruiz, Jack Canfield, Gregg Braden, Lynne McTaggart and 25 others.  They have all come together in a shared vision to make the end of 2012 a breakthrough time of positive change, culminating with a global Birth Day celebration on December 22!  It’s a wonderful vision of 100 million people joining together globally, in thousands of hubs with millions of acts of generosity, celebrations, rituals, broadcasts, festivals, global songs, and more.  Activation Week is to get us all inspired to be co-creators. You can get the details here (along with an inspiring video!): – Sue