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Ray Bard, founder of Bard Press, learned a lot about book publishing from a mistake he made early in his career. He was the agent for an author who'd written a book describing the cycle of pregnancy from a husband's perspective. It was a thoughtful book, certain to help men understand the physical and emotional changes that their wives were experiencing. Bard and the author both knew they had a hit: The book's audience included millions of men. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Dan and Chip Heath Say Nix Ambiguity and Focus for Lasting Change

Dan Heath and Chip Heath explain why we tend to neglect coordination -- and suggest how to fix it. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Team Coordination Is Key in Businesses?

Dan Heath and Chip Heath explain why we tend to neglect coordination -- and suggest how to fix it. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Watch the Game Film?

Dan Heath and Chip Heath ask, Have you been looking closely enough at your business? Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Does Top-notch Employee Talent Transfer to Other Jobs?

Dan Heath and Chip Heath explain why you should grow your next generation of talent, not recruit it. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath The Birth of a Sticky Idea

After seeing a strikingly effective ad campaign, Dan Heath and Chip Heath wonder whether sodas will be the next cigarettes. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Business Advice From Van Halen

Dan Heath and Chip Heath go to eighth grade, Google, and a Van Halen concert to find early-warning signals for big problems. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Switch: Don't Solve Problems--Copy Success

An exclusive book excerpt by Fast Company columnists Chip Heath and Dan Heath, best-selling authors of Made to Stick. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath How to Make Corporate Training Rock

How one team transformed a training binder into must-see TV. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Stop Solving Your Problems

Instead, look for the folks who have already solved them. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath An Arms Race of Goodness

Why market your company with stick-on emotion when you can tap the real thing? Read More

Dan and Chip Heath The Gripping Statistic

We're awash in data. Here's how to make yours matter. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath In Defense of Feelings

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Dan and Chip Heath Three Secrets to Make a Message Go Viral

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Dan and Chip Heath Sell Handcuffs

Why customers will pay you to restrain them. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Set Smaller Goals, Get Bigger Result

Why tough circumstances call for smaller goals. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Why Incentives Are Irresistible, Effective, and Likely to Backfire

Incentives are often the first resort of most managers, perhaps because they all think they're smart enough to create the perfect carrot. Think again. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath The Anti-Slogan Argument

Fight the urge to think in clever taglines. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath How to Avoid Making a Bad Presentation

How to prevent bad PowerPoint from happening to good people. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Why Companies Should Pave the Way to Praise

Why do companies make it so hard to say thank you to the right people? Read More

Dan and Chip Heath The Myth of Mutual Fund

Why we don't always believe the truth. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Selling Your Innovation: Anchor and Twist

How to get your audience to understand -- and care about -- your innovation. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Dirty Marketing Campaigns

How marketers create disgust and embarrassment -- and why we shouldn't put up with it. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Get Laziness on Your Side

How to sway people's decisions with the gentlest of nudges. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Your Boss Is a Monkey

"Managing up" using the tricks of exotic-animal training Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Heroic Checklist

Why you should learn to love checking boxes. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Make Goals Not Resolutions

Your dismal New Year's resolution record--and what your business can learn from it. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Get Back in the Box

How constraints can free your team’s thinking. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Analysis of Paralysis

If your strategy doesn't help employees act, it's not a strategy. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Time to Get Trigger Happy

Creating an environment for your idea will make it more successful. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath The Inevitability Of $300 Socks

How ideas pave the way for products. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Leadership Is a Muscle

How is your attitude about your abilities affecting your success? Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Give 'em Something to Talk About

Your product may be good, but will it spark a conversation? Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Success Can Make You Stupid

Did you win because you were smart or because you tipped the scales in your favor? Read More

Dan and Chip Heath Polarize Me

If you want people to like you, first decide who needs to hate you. Read More

Dan and Chip Heath The Myth About Creation Myths

Introducing our new column exploring how and why ideas succeed or fail. This month: the power and perils of a great backstory. Read More