Over the last two years, I have been working with an international group led by the Global Environment Facility, the World Economic Forum, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Resources Institute to seek adequate responses to protect the new global commons and avoid crossing dangerous tipping points
I agree with Ron Paul's conclusion in the book's foreword that A Tipping Point
for Liberty "is an important tool for spreading the education needed to ensure we can move onward to a world of liberty, peace, and prosperity.
Inducements such as the promise of amnesty and redress of certain grievances (for example, land reform) have been used to pry rebels away from an insurgency and to provide intelligence on remaining insurgents, thus leading to the cascading effects typical of a tipping point
The initial tipping point
occurred when the program evolved from an initial off-campus professional development workshop provider model in the mid-1970s to a satellite graduate degree program delivery model in the late-1980s.
So why do I sense a tipping point
is coming in the way technology is being used in education?
Los Angeles can be a tipping point
in our country in terms of this issue,'' said Mangano, the executive director of the U.
Books such as The Tipping Point
, Freakonomics, The Wisdom of Crowds, Thinking in the Future Tense all bring additional information as we in education try to get a perspective on what is happening.
In his recent book The Tipping Point
, Malcolm Gladwell writes about how little changes can have big effects.
This deal is a tipping point
for Indian IT," says Nandan Nilekani, chief executive of Infosys Technologies, one of the companies that clinched a role.
Looking at our recent experiences with various types of managed care, which have never controlled a majority of the market yet shifted the center of gravity of the whole industry, the BAH health care group estimates that the "tipping point
" will arrive when as little as 15-20 percent of the market is in some kind of CDHP--and that tipping point
could arrive in three to five years, or possibly as early as next year.
The proverbial tipping point
is the point of no return, a watershed, after which things will never be the same and where everything can change at once.
In his best-selling book The Tipping Point
, journalist Malcolm Gladwell explains why social change often happens quickly and unexpectedly, rather than slowly and incrementally as conventional wisdom would have it.