Why do certain products and ideas go viral? Dynamic young Wharton professor Jonah Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious.
Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective.
Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.
Contagious is filled with fascinating information drawn from Berger's research. You will be surprised to learn, for example, just how little word of mouth is generated online versus elsewhere. Already praised by Dan Ariely and Dan Gilbert, and sold in nine countries, this book is a must-listen for people who want their projects and ideas to succeed.
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I am a photographer and not a marketing expert. Jonah's book 'Contagious - Why things catch on' gave me the basic principles and ideas to work on and talk about my fine art products. Thank you Jonah. - Sanjay Marathe
My husband and I have started listening to audio books on road trips together, and this was our favorite so far. We are business owners and the content was exactly what we needed as we think through our business and creating great content to better serve our clients too. The narrator was excellent as well. Very conversational and easy to listen to.
it really felt like this book gave me some valuable information and i cant wait to try out some of the tips and insights that was given to me in this book. the book talks alot about how we follow others and the psychic behind it.the only thing i felt missing was that i would have like to known more about the people that dare to start new trends. But really nothing to complain about, overall interesting, funny and valuable
definitely recommend. the author does a great job explaining the science behind each principle. very interesting
This book explains why things catch on and spread easly, and it doesn't only help you market your product but it helps you understand how people talk and how people behave towards
I loved listening to this book, it have a very important insightful information about marketing with great examples, totally recommend this book to anyone starting a new business and looking for ideas to spread the word about his products or services
"Amazing! Essential for entrepreneurs!"
This book is incredible, if you're running your own business or trying to promote anything you HAVE to read this book.
It starts with laying the terminology that will be used in the book and then builds and builds with examples that you can apply to your project straight away.
Also it's so enjoyable and interesting, I listened effortlessly and enjoyed every second. A must must read!
So much learning in this book. Recommend it to all IT company owners. A must read.
Liked that the examples are practical.
Easy to follow. Very interesting, that they are memorable!
some very insightful information, would definitely recommend for any one who is attempting to generate exposure Dorset their products.
"Few points made"
although seemingly interesting throughout listening, in hindsight very few points are really highlighted, and of those most are not original insights
Contagious stood out for me. I've read a tonne of books, often left disappointed with the rehashed content. Contagious has modern and interesting examples and gives a practical recipe for giving your idea every chance of success, all whilst keeping it simple. Well worth the money. Enjoy!
"Amazing - worth x100 the price"
Essential must have for any business owner, whether you have a product, person, information or anything else - this book is a must sell
It is the bible for virality
"Insightful, inspiring and priceless"
The best book I've read in about 10 years! Absolutely amazing, a real game changer!
"Don't buy this book! It's my secret weapon..."
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Many new ideas and reinforcement of many suspicions one has in how people react. Great stories backed up with facts and figures, easy to understand and I can't wait to put some of this into practice.
"Worth the time and money"
Good examples of proving the theory and entertaining. The next level would be for the author to have used the techniques on his own projects and would of made them more practical.
Also some products don't easily fit into the technique categories so advice on that would of improved the book.
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