Malcolm Gladwell is the famous author of The Tipping Point, which he compares to "Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, in the sense that it takes theories and ideas from the social sciences and shows how they can have real relevance to our lives." 
- ... behavior can be transmitted from one person to another as easily as the flu or the measles can. 
- AIDS tipped in 1982, when it went from a rare disease affecting a few gay men to a worldwide epidemic.  (see Gay disease)
- Our intuitions, as humans, aren't always very good. Changes that happen really suddenly, on the strength of the most minor of input, can be deeply confusing. 
- ... the essence of Sesame Street--the artful blend of fluffy monsters and earnest adults--grew out of a desperate desire to be sticky. The Tipping Point
- One of the first experiments, according to Malcolm Gladwell, in which an observer could detect homosexuality just by looking at the faces of men, involved Silvan Tomkins.