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9780316036139

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780316036139

  • ISBN10:

    0316036137

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-12
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

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Summary

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.

"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

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

"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

Author Biography

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, -áand USA Today.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
In the Thick of Itp. 3
When You Smile, the World Smiles with Youp. 33
Love the One You're Withp. 61
This Hurts Me As Much As It Hurts Youp. 95
The Buck Starts Herep. 135
Politically Connectedp. 172
It's in Our Naturep. 210
Hyperconnectedp. 253
The Whole Is Greatp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 307
Notesp. 311
Illustration Creditsp. 327
Indexp. 329
Reading Group Guidep. 339
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