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The New York Times best-selling 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. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience as well as the last moment and forget the rest. Why "we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they're not". And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth.

Listeners discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and, 45 minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world's youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?)

Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck - but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

©2017 Chip Heath & Dan Heath (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Brilliant!

I love this book! It's insightful, encouraging and interesting from start to finish. I can not stop giving this book praise to my family and friends. I hope they all read it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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enlightening, inspiring

enlightening, inspiring, worth listening to multiple times. very much in line with the yogic way of thinking/acting

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Inspirational and Practical!!

I’m not sure if it’s a bad thing, but this is the book I’ve always wanted to write. I believe we can intentionally inspire people… And I think the framework that you have outlined in this book gives us the tools and the mindset we need to have to help create meaningful, inspiring events in our own lives and the lives of others.. I can’t wait to blog about it… And I can’t wait to help work with school administrators on creating a culture and climate built on the power of moments. Thank you for writing such a meaningful text! Every leader should read it!

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Inspiring

This book is inspiring and puts life into perspective. I'll be using it at work for training proposes.

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  • SBeazer
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  • 12-04-17

Well worth the time!

The ideas shared cause you to review how you approach many everday situations. Good book to absorb and share with others.

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powerful

Insightful, a must read that one should revisit and pay close attention. I certainly will.

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top book in my library

I got soooooo much out of this book! I'm ready to read it again. I love this narrater too. I have listen to a book before he read, so I was super pleased to hear his voice again.

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I like the authors

I read previous works by the authors and I love their evidence based discussions of important life changing lessons. This book in particular was less interesting than their previous works although it does not lack the beauty of story-telling or the research proven advices. I just did not feel the importance of the topic.
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Being conscious to what resonates!

Another good book by Chip and Dan. Everyday great moments happen that make true differences in the world. Today, so much of what we call "Customer Service" or "Customer Success" is just a bunch of activities that some organization says delivers value. These activity based programs often miss the spot because they are not attached to real value or as Chip and Dan describe some "moment" . People in organizations that take the time in their day to day jobs to appreciate and recognize if they are providing real value or making an impact on others will far exceed the activity based programs. People also need to take a look at themselves and appreciate what moments impact them.

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Excellent usable examples and research

Well articulated, sprinkling humor into real life situations (basically saying what you are thinking as your eyes roll) Applied the research and practices into your work and personal life and relationships. Often desperately familiar as substantiating what we already encounter, but through stories and facts. This did make it drag for me a bit in the middle (looking to see how long I had left) However it REALLY picked up in the last chapters with me bookmarking, with notes, many areas.
Not exactly hard hitting news, but life is in fact all in the details and those details occur in moments.