What means this *TIPPING POINT*?

by bugzinthehood on December 6, 2006 · 2 comments

in tipping point

As originated by Morton Grodzins, any process in which beyond a certain point, the rate at which the process proceeds increases dramatically.

Bed bugs are still only slowly being acknowledged for the menace they are, their ability to wreck people’s lives emotionally, physically and financially and their potential to devastate the entire real estate, travel and leisure industry.

There are certain cues in the media that this is rapidly changing. But only when the bed bug problem becomes so overwhelming will government and businesses take the necessary actions.

When I come across a news item or piece of information, I am going to highlight it with the *TIPPING POINT* to emphasize the significance, that there has been a shift of acknowledgement in some segment of society, e.g. public schools getting infested.

Anybody is free to suggest other *TIPPING POINTS* as they occur and I or one of the other editors will post them.

1 mgdecombe December 7, 2006 at 4:24 am

I’ve mentioned before that the bedbug phenomenon is the perfect story for Malcolm Gladwell. Do we have to wait until he gets bbs in his building before he figures it out?

2 dialhelp March 27, 2007 at 6:40 am

Malcolm knows. Just wait.

We’ll know when it reaches a tipping point when

1. he writes about it

2. there are marches in the streets requesting bedbug assistance / changed policies.

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