May 08, 2009
This week I finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point for the second time, and certainly not my last. It's a great book with super useful and engaging insights about how little things can have a huge impact. One of the examples Malcolm uses is how the criminality in New York City tipped in the 80s and what caused this fad to decay. The first thing done to eradicate this problem was to clean up the subway as it was dirty and rife with graffiti. This post was inspired by Gladwell's study. To illustrate, we are pleased to feature a few images from Bruce Davidson's book Subway.