CHIP HEATH is a professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He lives in Los Gatos, California. DAN HEATH is a senior fellow at Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE). He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Heath brothers are the bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch. They write a regular column in Fast Company magazine, and have appeared on Today, NPR's Morning Edition, MSNBC, CNBC, and have been featured in Time, People and US News and World Report.
In this follow-up to Made To Stick (2007), also available from Books on Tape and Random Audio and read by actor Charles Kahlenberg, the Heath brothers (heathbrothers.-com) present a useful discussion of how to appeal to both the rational and emotional aspects of the human psyche in order to effect change successfully. Kahlenberg's deep-voiced, film trailer-like reading solidly supports this fresh and sensible material that is filled with numerous practical examples of how various business leaders as well as everyday folks have managed to impact change in their lives. For erudite listeners interested in change theory and for students of business and psychology. [Audio clip available through library.-booksontape.com.-Ed.]-Dale Farris, Groves, TX Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
"Witty and instructive . . . The Heath brothers think that the
sciences of human behavior can provide us with tools for making
changes in our lives-tools that are more effective than
'willpower,' 'leadership' and other easier-said-than-done
solutions. . . . For any effort at change to succeed, the Heaths
argue, you have to 'shape the path.' With Switch they have
shaped a path that leads in a most promising direction."-The Wall
"Using the terminology of University of Virginia psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the Heaths designate the emotional side of the mind as the Elephant and the rational side as the Rider. . . . Switch is crammed with stories...covering a number of fields to drive home the importance of using the strengths of both the Rider and the Elephant to make change happen. This could be a valuable read for the would-be change-makers of the Obama administration."-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"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 bestselling Made to Stick-survey efforts to shape human behavior in search of what works. . . . Even when change isn't easy, it's often worth making."-Time
"Dan and Chip Heath have done it again. . . . Any leader looking to create change in his organization need not look beyond this little book. It is packed with examples and hands-on tools that will get you moving right away. And it is really a fun read."-Business Week