The Power of Moments by Chip Heath

The Power of Moments

The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter....

Details The Power of Moments

TitleThe Power of Moments
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherSimon Schuster
GenreNonfiction, Business, Psychology, Self Help

Reviews The Power of Moments

  • Anne Bogel
    Loved this. More to come on Modern Mrs Darcy.
  • Christopher Lawson
    CERTAIN BRIEF EXPERIENCES CAN JOLT USIn THE POWER OF MOMENTS, Chip and Dan Heath suggest an intriguing possibility: We can actually create special moments—we don’t just have to wait for them to happen to us. Instead, “We can be the author of them.” To create these moments, we have to first understand what makes historical events stand out as special. Chip and Dan cite research that explains which memories really stand out. When we look ba...
  • Elaine
    The Power of Moments is a guide to having more stand-out moments in your life and how those can change you. We all experience moments that catapult us in a direction, but do they have as much of an effect if we aren't paying attention to them? "This book features captivating stories of people who have created standout moments: The owners who transformed an utterly mediocre hotel into one of the best-loved properties in Los Angeles by conjuring m...
  • Kelly
    I expect this book will do very well, as creating and experiencing more moments of meaning is a topic that will resonate with a large number of readers. This book is very well-written, easy to read, and well balanced across pure content (i.e. frameworks and insights) and case examples. The best way to describe it is that it is a version of Jon Levy's The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure but for 50-year-old executives (while Levy'...
  • Melanie
    I've read a few of the Heath brother books, including "Switch" and "Made to Stick", and I found the ideas powerful and well presented. You sometimes get worried that when following an author they will start rehashing ideas and the next book won't be as good. I'm happy to report that the Heath brothers do not fall into this trap! "The Power of Moments" offers fresh insights and valuable ideas about how you can build impact by creating defining mom...
  • Jane
    You already know that actions speak louder than words, but do you know how to create the right actions to have the right lasting impact? The Heath brothers draw on diverse resources to define what makes moments not just memorable but course-changing. If you're a corporate manager or leader, school leader, parent or nonprofit catalyst, try their techniques and see what happens. Rich in examples and practical advice, this book will get you started....
  • Rhoda Baxter
    We can all recount moments that changed our lives. This book is about those moments - what they have in common, how to recognise a moment and, most importantly, how to create one. There are a range of examples of how 'moments' can be used to change things - from teaching, to improving sanitation in the developing world, to turning around failing schools. The writing style is conversational and accessible, but there seems to be sound research behi...
  • Mukesh Gupta
    I got a kindle version of this book free from net galley and I must thank them. This was as good a book that the Heath brothers have written so far. They have a flair to tell compelling stories and glean the best insights from every story that they tell. One of those books which you don't just read but act on.. I am looking forward to see how this impacts my life..
  • Geetanjali Mukherjee
    * I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This is the first book I have read of Dan and Chip Heath, and I loved this book so much, I immediately got a copy of one of their earlier books, Switch, which I am also thoroughly enjoying. The Power of Moments is about why certain moments and experiences in our life are so powerful that they can change us, and how to create more such moments for ourselves, our...
  • Jess Macallan
    I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a fantastic book. The authors do a great job defining powerful moments and delving into why and how those moments affect us. They break down moments into four important categories: elevation, insight, pride, and connection.The examples and case studies helped highlight how we can shape and improve positive experiences in our own lives, and also learn from the...
  • Tracy Davis
    The Heath brothers have done it again: find what works, then reduce it to the essential principles we can then apply to new situations and achieve results. In The Power of Moments, Chip and Dan Heath give us the tools to actually create defining moments — meaningful, memorable experiences — and not just leave them to chance. My first encounter with the Heath brother’s work is a little fuzzy in my memory, but I saw one of their books and rec...