Connected by Nicholas A. Christakis audiobook

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

By Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler
Read by Nicholas A. Christakis

Simon & Schuster Audio
10.55 Hours 1
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A colleague’s husband’s sister can make a person fat, even if they don’t know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much people truly influence each other are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. Their work shows that six degrees of separation is a notion of the past. Now, there is what Christakis and Fowler call the “Three Degrees Rule”—individuals are profoundly influenced by people up to three degrees away from them.   In Connected, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how people find and choose their partners. Intriguing and entertaining, Connected overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm—that social networks influence ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. Connected will change the way listeners think about every aspect of their lives.

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A colleague’s husband’s sister can make a person fat, even if they don’t know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much people truly influence each other are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. Their work shows that six degrees of separation is a notion of the past. Now, there is what Christakis and Fowler call the “Three Degrees Rule”—individuals are profoundly influenced by people up to three degrees away from them.

 

In Connected, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how people find and choose their partners. Intriguing and entertaining, Connected overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm—that social networks influence ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. Connected will change the way listeners think about every aspect of their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Connected explores the startling intricacies of social networks.” O, The Oprah Magazine 
“An intellectual but accessible approach. The authors make a persuasive case for the power of social networks to affect everything and everyone.”     Business Week
“In a category of works of brilliant originality that can stimulate and enlighten and can sometimes even change the way we understand the world.”  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.”   Boston Globe

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Author Bio: Nicholas A. Christakis

Author Bio: Nicholas A. Christakis

Nicholas A. Christakis is a physician and sociologist who explores the ancient origins and modern implications of human nature. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, where he is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science. He is the co-director of the Yale Institute for Network Science and the co-author of Connected.

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Author Bio: James H. Fowler

Author Bio: James H. Fowler

James Fowler is a professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego, and a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. His research has been featured in New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas, Harvard Business Review’s Breakthrough Business Ideas, and twice in Time’s Year in Medicine. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, and The Colbert Report. Fowler was recently named one of the “top 100 global thinkers” by Foreign Policy and “Most Original Thinker” of the year by The McLaughlin Group.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English