Mosquitos, Sun and Spaghetti Sauce

Just back from a few days in Bergamo (see photo above for idyllic north Italian landscape!) where the weather was glorious and I was caught out by one or two hungry mosquitos making the best of the late summer and some unsuspecting pale-skinned visitors. Had a lazy time generally but managed to finish “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell, not surprisingly an international best-seller since it came out in 2000, in which he looks at the subtleties of human communication and the ways in which small changes in thinking can cause social epidemics or effect major cultural shifts. It’s a book I had been meaning to read for some time since listening to Gladwell’s inspirational talk, “What we can learn from spaghetti sauce”, which can be seen and heard on the excellent TED website.

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