We all know that change is hard. It's unsettling, it's time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback. But why do we insist on seeing the obstacles rather than the goal? This is the question that bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath tackle in their compelling and insightful new book. They argue that we need only understand how our minds function in order to unlock shortcuts to switches in behaviour. Illustrating their ideas with scientific studies and remarkable real-life turnarounds - from the secrets of successful marriage counselling to the pile of gloves that transformed one company's finances - the brothers Heath prove that deceptively simple methods can yield truly extraordinary results.
"A fantastic book" Wired
Chip Heath ist Professor für Organizational Behavior an der Graduate School of Business der Stanford University. Er lebt in Los Gatos, Kalifornien. Dan Heath ist Unternehmensberater. Er war an der Harvard Business School wissenschaftlich tätig und ist Mitgründer von Thinkwell, einem innovativen Unternehmen, das auf multimediale Lehrbücher spezialisiert ist. Er lebt in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"A fantastic book" Wired "Witty and instructive" Wall Street Journal "Switch is likely to prove invaluable to anyone wanting to make long-lasting change a reality" BBC Focus "Whether you're a manager, a parent or a civic leader, getting people to change can be tricky business. In Switch, brothers Chip and Dan Heath - authors of the best-selling Made to Stick - survey efforts to shape human behaviour in search of what works. Even when change isn't easy, it's often worth making" Time "A must-read" Forbes