Connected

The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives -- How Your Friends' Friends' Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do
Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $16.00 US/$18.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316036139

    • On Sale Date: 01/12/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

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Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.

Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, is a professor at Harvard University with joint appointments in the Departments of Health Care Policy, Sociology, and Medicine, and in 2009 was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. James H. Fowler, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, in the Department of Political Science and The Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, and was named one of the "most inspiring scientists" by the San Diego Science Festival. Christakis and Fowler's research has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Today, and The Colbert Report, and on the front pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.

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  • "Christakis and Fowler have written the book on the exciting new science of social networks. CONNECTED could change your life forever. How? Read it yourself and find out." (Daniel Gilbert, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness).

  • "In a category of works of brilliant originality that can stimulate and enlighten and can sometimes even change the way we understand the world." (The New York Times).

  • "Groundbreaking." (Kirkus).

  • "An entertaining guide to the mechanics and importance of human networking." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Engaging and insightful...sure-to-be a blockbuster...Connected succeeds in connecting with its audience." (SeedMagazine.com).

  • "Illuminating...The authors excel at drawing out the devil in the detail. Connected has profound implications." (New Scientist).

  • "Intriguing." (SmartMoney.com).

  • "Connected explores the startling intricacies of social networks." (O, The Oprah Magazine).

  • "The book has all sorts of interesting information about how our friends influence our lives, for better and for worse." (MarieClaire.com).

  • "Connected argues convincingly that it's not enough to understand how individuals behave. The book details examples of how individual behaviors affect other members of a social network." (ScienceNews.com).

  • "Could well be one of the most important works of the decade. Full of fascinating stories and examples. A must read." (Ed Diener, Joseph Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology University of Illinois and author of Happiness).

  • "Fascinating... the dozens of interconnected stories of research findings by Christakis and Fowler and others leave me eager to learn about the next wave of research in this area." (Andrew Gelman, author of Red State, Blue State).

  • "In a social world exploding with new ways to interact, Connected is a user's guide for ourselves in the 21st century." (Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics and author of Predictably Irrational).

  • "A God's-eye view of social relationships that may make you dizzy.  Every business leader, teacher, and parent should see their life from this vantage." (Chip Heath, coauthor Made to Stick).

  • "A  lively, well-written account of social networks and their power to shape our lives. The world becomes smaller and more meaningful after reading this engaging book." (Sudhir Venkatesh, author of Gang Leader for a Day).

  • "From health and happiness to fads and financial markets, Christakis and Fowler take us on a dazzling tour of the world of social networks. And in showing how these networks matter in our individual lives, the authors also make the deeper point that "network thinking" is the key to understanding how all our lives fit together." (Duncan Watts, author of Six Degrees).

  • "Connected argues convincingly that it's not enough to understand how individuals behave. . . . In short, you are your brother's keeper. And your mother's best friend's brother's keeper, too." (ScienceNews.org).

  • "The possibility that we all participate in one mind challenges religion, philosophy, and the meaning of life itself." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • "[In a category of] works of brilliant originality that can stimulate and enlighten and can sometimes even change the way we understand the world." (The New York Times).

  • "A clever, cogent, and enjoyable look at the latest thinking about humans in community. It provides a swath of important research in one place for readers and makes it a stimulating read."

    (Michael Fitzgerald, Boston Globe).

  • "An intellectual but accessible approach. The authors make a persuasive case for the power of social networks to affect everything and everyone." (Business Week).

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Connected
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $16.00 US/$18.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316036139
  • On Sale Date: 01/12/2011
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