Monday, February 5, 2007

Achieving Critical Mass: The Key to Success

Jay Krieger gives a perspective on the Critical Mass concept. Once we understand the “art” of achieving critical mass in any movement, we will see greater success.


Anonymous said...

hah interesting opinion :)

by the way, i like the shirt you're wearing ;)


Anne Marie said...

That's one of several important keys. Here are possiblities and what I see are really important for our Deaf community:

1) Continue b/vlogging for information exchanges and build intellectual resources from there

2) I always think deaf schools are the place where we form larger numbers, so get actively involved in regionalizing mainstream programs into fewer and larger ones so deaf and hoh kids will not be left behind with small numbers of peers and also deaf - hoh models

I keep it to two things because when we have them, almost everything can be done much more conveniently this way. Also, it is smart to just keep few important goals with more of us working toward them.

Anne Marie

Anonymous said...

Very fascinating! Who is this lady walking in the chamber?

Jay said...


That was my youngest daughter. I didnt notice her when I did the vlog. Shows that my mind was disassociated with anything but my message at the time of delivery, ha.

Betty Oshman said...

I have been getting lot of compliments on how you are doing your Vlogs from the people I forwarded your url to them. They found your comments very interesting and educational comments. Told me to tell you to keep it up and they are looking forward to more of it from you. Mom

JSG said...

What's the difference between "Critical Mass" and "Tipping Point"?

Jay said...

According to Wikipedia, Tipping Point refers to that dramatic moment when something unique becomes common.

The phrase was coined by Morton Grodzins, who studied integrating American neighborhoods in the early 1960s. He discovered that most of the white families would remain in the neighborhood so long as the comparative number of black families remained very small. But, at a certain point, when "one too many" black families arrived, the remaining white families would move out en masse in a process known as white flight. He called that moment the "tipping point."

I wonder if this is also similar to the "straw that broke the camel back"...


Jay said...

In my comment to respond to JSP, I copied/pasted from Wikipedia. I then added another comparable phrase. Couple of hours later, now, after rereading my comment, I realize maybe it was not the best example and may come off wrong for some people. My apologies. It was just a simple example I grabbed. I appreciate all people from all walks of the world.