The Power of Moments

The Power of Moments

Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Book - 2017 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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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. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty 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.

Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501147760
Branch Call Number: 128.4 Hea
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Heath, Dan 1973-- Author


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Feb 27, 2019

A constant in my life recently has been the idea that movements are made from moments. This book talked about how to make moments into movements and how they can be so impactful. Within the first hour and a half of listening to this book, I recommended it to two different people for different reasons. I really liked the ideas of how to make a difference in someone's life. I loved the ideas John Deere has for first day of work to make it memorable and try to make people feel welcomed. The first day at a new job should be something exciting and if you make someone feel like part of the team that could be the difference in turnover. I would recommend this book to all!

patcumming Jun 29, 2018

Some great, practical ideas in this book about how to celebrate and elevate everyday moments.

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