January 2, 2007
January 2, 2007
Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas--business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others--struggle to make their ideas "stick." Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? Educators and idea collectors Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the "human scale principle," using the "Velcro Theory of Memory," and creating "curiosity gaps." In this fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures), we discover that sticky messages of all kinds--from the infamous "kidney theft ring" hoax to a coach's lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony--draw their power from the same six traits. This book that will transform the way you communicate ideas.--From publisher description.Introduces six key principles that help make messages memorable--simplicity, unexpectedness, concreteness, credibility, emotions, and stories--and explains how to incorporate each of these factors into the creative thought process.
Brothers Chip and Dan Heath, inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's THE TIPPING POINT, examine the qualities that help ideas spread, thrive, and be remembered. Using a variety of anecdotes and psychological research, they define the fundamental characteristics of "sticky" stories, the ones that embed in our minds and play a role in the culture.
Genre: Philosophy, Language + Art + Disciplines, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Epistemology, Communication
- Genre: Psychology, Language + Art + Disciplines, Philosophy
- Subgenre: Communication, Epistemology
- Publisher: Random House, Inc.
- Pages: 291
- Language: English
- Release Date: January 2, 2007
- Author: Dan Heath , Chip Heath
- Online Item #: 11795787
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-2030
- ISBN: 9781400064281
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported