Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard

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Random House Business Books, 2010 - Change - 305 pages
I want to change my boss's mind, but he won't listen. I want to change the way we operate around here, but there are too many obstacles. I want to make some changes in my life, but I'm scared they might not work out. All too often our desire to improve things is undermined by the scepticism of others and by our own caution and fear. In Switch, best-selling authors Chip and Dan Heath delve deep inside the human psyche to explain why this should be so, but they also argue that once we understand how our minds function, there are practical steps we can take to overcome our inbuilt resistance to change. And the results can be extraordinary.

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I read this book for two reasons. First, it was a selection on the 2014 Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List, and second, a coworker recommended it. As a management engineer, change is my job, or I ... Read full review

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This book took me about 6 weeks to read, which is almost unheard of for me. I definitely needed to read this book in very short doses. I also altered my reading schedule several times to get my daily ... Read full review

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Chip Heath, is an American bestselling author, and speaker. He, along with his brother Dan Heath, has co-authored three books, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, and Decisive. He is also a columnist for Fast Company magazine. Made to Stick, was named the Best Business Book of the Year, was on the BusinessWeek bestseller list for 24 months, and has been translated into 29 languages. In 2013, his title Decisive made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Dan Heath, is an American bestselling author, and speaker. He, along with his brother Chip Heath, has co-authored three books, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, and Decisive. He is also a columnist for Fast Company magazine. Made to Stick, was named the Best Business Book of the Year, was on the BusinessWeek bestseller list for 24 months, and has been translated into 29 languages. In 2013, his title Decisive made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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