Tipping point

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The tipping point is when a whole lot of little things add up to big change. It is the point at which we move from one long-held state to a new and fresh understanding.

The notion of the tipping point first came to my attention through one of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell in his seminal work The Tipping Point.  If you’ve not read the work, you should.

Tipping points are magical moments to be cherished: when you discover the synergy of systems, the importance of cables, move from one long-held belief that held back what was possible in your home audio setup, to something new and better.

The thing about tipping points is they require a constant stream of new information or experiences. We rarely get to enjoy tipping points if we are so settled in our ways and habits that we do not venture out or absorb other opinions.

One of the reasons I write these daily missives, called Paul’s Post, is to help my readers reach a tipping point. Drip by drip. Idea and thought by thought. We learn together and move forward in our quest for great sound in our homes.

If you are on the verge of making that decision to try something new—whether a piece of kit or setup technique—the knowledge of the Tipping Point and its benefits can ease the angst of change.

What are you waiting for?