Karen is a sound social network theorist, much like practicioner. I’ve stumbled upon her through an interview, then shortly rolled up some basics on her.
The interview seemed a bit watered down for me at the first sight, perhaps the interviewer wasn’t in a top mood.
[Trust in Transition: An Interview with Karen Stephenson]
The Tipping Point popped up quite easily in my mind on the mention of Malcolm Gladwell. His concept of Connectors, Mavens and Salesmen seemed quite similar for me.
[Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point @ Amazon | excerpt titled ‘Are you a connector?’]
Gladwell actually covered her principles in The New Yorker.
[Malcolm Gladwell: Designs for Working]
For a more detailed description of her concepts, check out Art Kleiner, her book is sold out.
[Art Kleiner: Karen Stephenson’s Quantum Theory of Trust – PDF | Quantum Theory of Trust @ Amazon]