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, Leadership, Personal Development

Reviews The Power of Moments

  • Anne Bogel
    Loved this. More to come on Modern Mrs Darcy.
  • Clif Hostetler
    review in progress:This book explores ways to make more memorable moments. It suggests that if we pay attention and work creatively, we have the power to turn ordinary occasions into extraordinary ones. It begins by outlining the elements of a “defining moment” with the following characteristics which happen to spell the mnemonic, "EPIC". • Elevate: Create moments that rise above the everyday. • Pride: Help people feel proud of accomplis...
  • Gary Moreau
    It is self-evident to say that not all books are created equal. That is the intuitive thesis behind the value of peer reviews, which I strongly support. The counter-intuitive conclusion, however, is that not all books are written with the same objectives in mind. I also believe, therefore, that reviews should be read and evaluated in context.This is a book written by two brilliant brothers (Both are affiliated with prestigious business schools.) ...
  • Michelle
    The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have An Extraordinary Impact written by acclaimed NYT bestselling author’s Chip Heath and his brother Dan Heath, is an engaging and exceptional book that combines the latest research from education, teaching, business, to technology with four basic principal concepts. These concepts shape and define our world, and can be applied to every aspect of our personal and professional lives.The author’s n...
  • Melissa
    Three reasons to read this book:1. The writing is stellar: jaunty diction, varied syntax, engaging organization.2. The content is fascinating: delving into the mystery of what makes certain moments extraordinary.3. The examples are applicable: to education, business, and life.
  • Jason
    Great book - also (as a side effect) explains why time seems to fly and yet we don't remember where it went (namely not remembering the past year) - it's because we follow a script, make patterns because they are easy and follow them - nothing stands out, nothing is that special moment so all the days flow together. But if you can make something special, stand out from everything else it becomes a "moment" something that will be remembered
  • د.أمجد الجنباز
    نمر كثيرا بلحظات مؤثرة. لحظات قليلة قد تنسينا جميع الألم الذي مررنا به، أو تنسينا جميع المتعة التي عايشناها.لحظات قد تغير حياتنا. قد تظهر لنا الحياة بشكل مختلف، قد تكون منعطفا هاما يؤثر في كل ما بعده.يتحدث الكتاب عن تلك اللحظات، والسر خلفهاوكيف بال...
  • Suzanne
    Chip Heath and Dan Heath turn their framework process to "moments" in their new book and walk you through a useful checklist of how to make moments in your personal and professional life more memorable. Peppered throughout the book are some great anecdotes - they really bring the concepts to life and provided some of my favorite parts of the book. Overall, proof of the strength of the book was that as I was reading The Power of Moments, I kept ha...
  • عبدالرحمن عقاب
    كتب الأخوين (هيث) مميزة. وهذا أحدها وأحدثها. تناقش كتبهم عادة أسئلة بسيطة وتكاد تكون بدهية، وتذهب في محاولة الإجابة إلى آفاق متعددة من المعارف والدراسات والأبحاث. وتسعى إلى الوصول إلى إجابات عملية تطبيقية تصلح للتفعيل في  الحياة الشخصية الخاصة و ا...
  • 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...
  • aljouharah altheeyb
    أكتشفت ان مشكلتي مع هالنوعية من الكتب، مُملة ويمكن تلخيصها بمقال، لكن كثرة الأمثلة مُفيدة في توسيع الإحتمالات بعقلك. مازلت أرى أنه يمكنهم تلخيصه بمقال ويطلع لؤطه :$
  • Simon Eskildsen
    Do you have one of those moments in your life that had a disproportionate impact on your life? This book about how to create those moments for yourself and others. The Heath brothers, authors of Decisive, have done it again—what an absolute pleasure. Especially the first two chapters on elevating experiences and creating moments of insight were absolutely excellent.As the other Heath books, the structure is straight-forward. It dissects these m...
  • Amy James
    Since I couldn’t put this book down, I have to rate it a 5. Lots of fun stats, informative, thought provoking...Makes me want to strive more everyday to create “moments” in the lives of people around me and especially my kids.
  • 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...
  • Mehrsa
    There are some really great ideas in here--it shows how to think about defining moments and make things memorable. I wish there was more in here about the individual life/family context, but there is a lot to learn in here for educators and for businesses. I especially loved the idea of the teachers making home visits at the end and asking connection questions without bringing forms. And the trial of humanity for the high school students. I will ...
  • Andreea In Bookland
    A very interesting book! I finished it in a couple of hours!!!!
  • Marcey Rader
    I've read all the Heath brothers books and I think this may be my favorite. I took notes throughout and made myself a stickie with different stories to tell my husband during one of our walks. I want every manager and HR rep I work with to read this book. The Power of words and actions that a teacher can do to negatively or positively shape a child's here. The Power of actions that a company can take the first day of a job....yes! It sh...
  • Brian Heckber
    Great readAnother excellent book by the Heath's. I'd highly recommend this to anyone in the people business or customer service. It sparked new ideas on creating moments for the people around me.
  • Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
    This was my final book of the 2017 year and I'm finally getting around to reviewing it. This was a fascinating read and it was fun to connect powerful moments in my own life to this set of data. Bring on 2018!
  • Audrey
    obsessed with this subject! power of moments is an awesome way to think of making life fun and memorable and impactful. loved it from the popsicle hotline story, the milestone goals. will be re-reading this one to get even more out of it.
  • Maaike A. De Jong
    This book made me realize how seizing moments can be so important to create a more meaningful and rich life. A Christmas tree present recommendation for everyone. It is worth every penny.
  • Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin
    One of those "right book for right now" reads, as I treasure each moment these days.
  • Andrew Wolgemuth
    While I've loved the Heath brothers' previous books (Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive), I was only somewhat intrigued by their latest. Reading about "moments" felt less interesting and practical than learning about sticky ideas and making decisions and such, and it took the recommendation of a friend to nudge me into reading this one. I'm glad I did.These brothers are masters of pulling stories from varied fields to illustrate their key points...
  • Ryan
    The premise of this book is simple. Certain moments have more power than others, and there is a formula to create more of these impactful moments in the lives of the people you care about. There is business application, of course. Parts reminded me of Seth Godin's books Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside. What this book has that Godin's doesn't is a structure for creating powerful moments. I really enjoyed the stories, case studies, and framework. ...
  • Erin
    I really enjoyed this very readable look at what makes certain moments memorable, and how to deliberately create a memorable experience. A conversational tone and digestible chunks of topic make for a pretty smooth reading experience full of inspiration.One of my favorite pieces of information might have been why time speeds up: the authors contend that it's due to the decline in number of memorable firsts as we age. It's an interesting question:...
  • Sipho
    The Heath brothers have written several very engaging and thought provoking books. I was thus quite excited to read their latest work.This book aims to examine 2 questions: 1. What makes a particular experience memorable and meaningful? 2. How can you create defining moments? Key Takeaways When we assess experiences, we tend to remember flagship moments: the peaks, the pits, and the transitions.A defining moment is a short experience that is both...
  • Vikrama Dhiman
    Chip Heath and Dan Heath are two of my favorite authors and their books, Made to Stick and Switch, are my all time favorites — having read and reread them many times. When I heard they have written a new book titled “The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact”, I definitely wanted to read it. And I had an opportunity to read it in 2018 immediately after Daniel Pink’s “When”.The Power of Moments —...
  • Kris
    DEFINING MOMENTS or PEAKS have at least one of these elements: ELEVATION (boost sensory pleasures), INSIGHT, PRIDE, and CONNECTION.Transform transitional experiences (e.g., first day at work/school, promotion with training, end of projects, X tasks completed). Redesign negative environments/experiences (e.g., MRI machine for kids). Redesign projects (e.g., annual Golding Trial of Human Nature).ELEVATE A MOMENT by doing at least two of the followi...
  • Catie
    "To increase positive variance is to welcome humanity and spontaneity into the system. And that means giving employees license to break the script.""You can't appreciate the solution until you appreciate the problem. So when we talk about 'tripping over the truth,' we mean the truth about a problem or harm. That's what sparks sudden insight.""Action leads to insight more often than insight leads to action.""The promise of stretching is not succes...