There are actual reasons for the bun and hot dog discrepancy. I am sure you have noticed there are typically a few extra buns--and you are left to innovate. In the days of packing school lunches, I would cleverly package a unique sandwich in the extra buns--isn't bread just bread anyway? A tuna salad made with chunky pickles or apples--I learned to think outside the bun.
We know that meat is distributed by weight but buns and the flour that generate them are measured with different metrics. I looked online and a few customer-centric boutique brands have stepped into the gap to offer people what they want.
A bun for each hot dog--no more, no less.
I often compare my work to a comic strip. Understanding how the combination of words and pictures create an impact made me realize the real work and insight occurs between the panels. The graphics--or in my case, visualizations--only make sense because of the expertise that informed their creation.
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.
The tipping point might be a value proposition you can offer your clients, stakeholders, or shareholders. I think of "going the extra mile" to attend a news briefing in person, network at a conference, or the books I read--be the extra buns--add value.
Want to know what I am reading? You can find the resources here. Buying a book is still the smartest idea. Where else can you learn a new skill, be motivated to do something different, or challenge a fallacy or heuristic--for $14.95?
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In a world of "evidence-based" medicine I am a bigger fan of practice-based evidence.
Remember the quote by Upton Sinclair...
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”