Change - How to Make Big Things Happen

Author(s): Damon Centola

Wellbeing & Inspiration

How to create the change you want to see in the world using the paradigm-busting ideas in this "utterly fascinating" (Adam Grant) big-idea book.​

Most of what we know about how ideas spread comes from bestselling authors who give us a compelling picture of a world, in which "influencers" are king, "sticky" ideas "go viral," and good behavior is "nudged" forward. The problem is that the world they describe is a world where information spreads, but beliefs and behaviors stay the same.

When it comes to lasting change in what we think or the way we live, the dynamics are different: beliefs and behaviors are not transmitted from person to person in the simple way that a virus is. The real story of social change is more complex. When we are exposed to a new idea, our social networks guide our responses in striking and surprising ways.

Drawing on deep-yet-accessible research and fascinating examples from the spread of coronavirus to the success of the Black Lives Matter movement, the failure of Google+, and the rise of political polarization, Change presents groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting new science for understanding what drives change, and how we can change the world around us.


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General Fields

  • : 9780316457330
  • : Little Brown & Company
  • : Orbit
  • : 0.562455
  • : January 2021
  • : 1.5 Inches X 6.55 Inches X 9.65 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Damon Centola
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 352