Saturday, 3 October 2009
The Tipping Point
Well that's me been back a week at uni after being ill with tonsillitis and flu. Kinda takes freshers flu to a whole new extreme don't you think? Not a good start to my uni experience. Missed almost 2 weeks so now I'm trying to catch up on everything I missed & I'm a little stressed out right now!
Had my first ever life drawing class this week. Really enjoyed it and for the first time in the week I actually managed to relax & forget about the mountain of work I still have to do!!
I also had my first ever Design studies lecture which was really interesting and wasn't at all what I expected. The lecturer also explained how a blog works and why it is useful. This was really helpful as I'm a bit of a technophobe and to be honest when I found out we had to set up a blog I wasn't too keen on the idea but know I'm coming round to the blogging thing.
As part of Design Studies we were asked to read the book 'The Tipping Point' by Malcolm Gladwell, and then make a mind map on the tipping point focusing on the different sections of the book, and then going into more detail on a particular part. I chose to go into more detail on the chapter 'The Law of the Few'. This particular chapter was really interesting as it describes certain types of people that either connect us in some way or can help us. Gladwell mentions 3 different types, a connector, a maven & a salesman. He also goes into great detail about each types characteristics which helps you identify people you may already know with these qualities.
Anyway the pictures in this post are of the mind map I made on 'The tipping Point'. It was a little too big so I tried to zoom in on different sections so I hope you can read it ok.