Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

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Starred Review. Unabashedly inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling The Tipping Point, the brothers Heath-Chip a professor at Stanford's business school, Dan a teacher and textbook publisher-offer an entertaining, practical guide to effective communication. Drawing extensively on psychosocial studies on memory, emotion and motivation, their study is couched in terms of "stickiness"-that is, the art of making ideas unforgettable. They start by relating the gruesome urban legend about a man who succumbs to a barroom flirtation only to wake up in a tub of ice, victim of an organ-harvesting ring. What makes such stories memorable and ensures their spread around the globe? The authors credit six key principles: simplicity, unexpectedness, concreteness, credibility, emotions and stories. (The initial letters spell out "success"-well, almost.) They illustrate these principles with a host of stories, some familiar (Kennedy's stirring call to "land a man on the moon and return him safely to the earth" within a decade) and others very funny (Nora Ephron's anecdote of how her high school journalism teacher used a simple, embarrassing trick to teach her how not to "bury the lead"). Throughout the book, sidebars show how bland messages can be made intriguing. Fun to read and solidly researched, this book deserves a wide readership. (Jan. 16)

Title:Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1400064287
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:291 pages

    Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Reviews

  • Mohamed Al Marzooqi
    Aug 18, 2016

    دعوني أبدأ بالقول بأنني أكره كتب التنمية وتطوير الذات وكل ما دار في فلكها، وأنني أفضل قراءة كتاب طبخ حول طريقة...

  • Trevor
    Jan 22, 2009

    I came upon this book in a convoluted fashion. It was nearly recommended to me in a round about sort of way by Richard, a GoodReads friend, when he pointed to a review of Blink by someone else on Good...

  • Sundeep
    Oct 14, 2007

    from my blog, thesunrising.comSummary: When marketing anything, keep these six concepts in mind if you want your message to shtick: Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories; yes, my ...

  • Mark Dickson
    Dec 27, 2010

    Perhaps it was because this book came highly recommended from a reliable source, but I was greatly disappointed. This book was a redundant snooze. The ultimate test, I suppose, is whether the ideas fr...

  • Kevan
    Mar 20, 2014

    Update #2: Yep. Still recommending it. I Update #1, at the halfway point: five stars already.I want to read this book twice, at least. This will directly change how I write, present, think, create and...

  • Lili Manolache
    Apr 07, 2013

    The book "Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath Chow, is about how to make your ideas memorable; be it promoting a product / project, being a professional, ...

  • Snuggles  with Rainbows
    Feb 16, 2017

    I don’t know why I’m surprised at my 5star rating. I was recommended this book by multiple people, including the professionals of Goodreads. The final nail on the coffin was when my Dad just hande...

  • Anya
    Aug 22, 2009

    When I have enough money to buy books again, I'm planning to build a marketing and communications library. It will consist of three books: "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, "Influence" by Rober...

  • James
    Apr 18, 2009

    Some business books are written to promote consulting gigs. This is one such book. You can usually tell when the summary chapter just takes the table of contents and re-arranges it a little. I picked ...

  • Mahdi Nasseri
    Oct 08, 2014

    این کتاب عالی است. به نظرم به تمام معنا مطالعه آن برای همه نیاز است. نه تنها شما را در جایگاه شغلی و اجتماعی قدرت...