EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction


  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
  • Derek Thompson
  • English
  • 16 February 2020
  • 110198032X

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Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Ur lives Shattering the sentimental myths of hit making that dominate pop culture and business Thompson shows uality is insufficient for success nobody has good tasteand some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure It may be a new world but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want People love a familiar surprise a product that is bold yet sneakily recognizable Every business every artist every person looking to promote themselves andtheir workwants to know what makessome works so successful while others disappear Hit Makersis a magical mystery tour through the last century of pop culture blockbusters and the most valuable currency of the twenty first centurypeoples attention From the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars Derek Thompson leaves no pet rock unturned to tell the fascinating story of how culture happens and why things beco. It helps you understand why things catch on Simple language and easy to read Die Ermordung einer Butterblume Erzählungen utter failure It may be a new world but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want People love a familiar surprise a product that is bold yet sneakily recognizable Every business every artist every person looking to promote themselves andtheir workwants to know what makessome works so successful while others disappear Hit Makersis a magical mystery tour through the last century of pop culture blockbusters and the most valuable currency of the twenty first centurypeoples attention From the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars Derek Thompson leaves no pet rock Ludwigs Zimmer unturned to tell the fascinating story of how culture happens and why things beco. It helps you MacArthur understand why things catch on Simple language and easy to read

Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction NATIONAL BESTSELLERA Book of the Year Selection for Inc and Library JournalThis bookpicks up where The Tipping Point left off Adam Grant Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKENothing goes viralIf you think a popular movie song or app came out of nowhere to become a word of mouth success in todays crowded media environment youre missing the real story Each blockbuster has a secret historyof power influence dark broadcasters and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena Even the most brilliant ideas wither in obscurity if theyfail to connect with the right network andthe consumers that matter most aren't the early adopters but rather their friends followers and imitators the audience of your audience In his groundbreaking investigation Atlanticsenior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets that invisibly shape o. I bought this book because it was already popular a behavior predicted early in the book itself Having said that I thoroughly enjoyed it It s well written witty very energetic and thoroughly researched I d share it on my Twitter feed if I had than eight followers The good news from Thompson is that I m not aloneThe uestion of what drives hitdom can be esoteric to the point of incomprehension when the psycho sociologists wrestle with it or dry as burnt toast when the statisticians do Thompson however addresses the uestion anecdotally using facts and figures to fill in the blanks The result makes for very relatable readingAs a sexagenarian who lived in China for much of the last decade I have to admit that some of his cultural references were totally lost on me but that s certainly not the author s fault We learn at many levels concurrently and this book taught me a lotI particularly liked the section devoted to the debunking of the myth that anything really goes viral on the Internet It makes sense Far better to be friends with Kim Kardashian if you want to be famous than it is to think you re going to come up with the world s cleverest memeAnd someone finally gave us the full story on the historic success of Fifty Shades of Grey although he kept to the marketing issues and wisely didn t try to explore the deeper issue of why that content was so enthusiastically received And yes I did read it As a devout reader I felt I had to given its incredible success That too was predicted by ThompsonIf you are trying to market yourself as an artist or author Hit Makers is a must read plus It s filled with money uotes Here s one Publicly people often talk about issues Privately they talk about schedules Publicly they deploy strategic emotions Privately they tend to share small troubles Publicly they want to be interesting Privately they want to be understood Following the laws of Pareto authors typically spend most of their time on the first and last paragraphs of a book Between those bookends some books start strong and lose steam Others pick up momentum as they go This one follows the latter trajectory and is well worth the reader s investment and patience

Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Me popular In Hit Makers Derek Thompson investigates The secret link between ESPN's sticky programming and the The Weeknd's catchy choruses WhyFacebookis todays most important newspaper How advertising critics predictedDonald Trump The 5th grader who accidentally launchedRock Around the Clockthe biggest hit in rock and roll history How Barack Obama and his speechwriters think of themselves as songwriters How Disney conuered the worldbut the future of hits belongs to savvy amateurs and individuals The French collector who accidentally created the Impressionist canon uantitative evidence that thebiggest music hits arent always the best Why almost all Hollywood blockbusters are seuels reboots and adaptations Why one year 1991 is responsible for the way pop music sounds today Why another year 1932 created the business model of film How data scientists proved that going viral is a myth How 19th century immigration patterns explain the most heard song in the Western Hemisphe. I enjoyed all the chapters it does not provide a secret formula for succes but It really challenges the reader to thing different


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    EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction The main question discussed in this book is: what are the patterns of successful books, songs, applications etc.? The scientific way to research such a question is to analyze a representative sample of successful

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    Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction I bought this book because it was already popular, a behavior predicted early in the book itself. Having said that, I thoro

  3. says: Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

    Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction The first 3 chapters of this book were good and got me hooked (particularly about industrial design with Raymond Loewy and speech writing with Jon Favreau). However, the first 3 chapters pretty much said it all. I particularly enjoyed chapter 2 on Raymond Loewy, his story was really fascinating, and I do wish

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    Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Grabbed me right from the beginning. Was enthralled by the author's scope from artists, to composers, and anyone else that produces "hits" and what makes them thrive. Hint: distribution.

    Butthere is way too much "backstory" where the author is trying to demonstrate how well read he is. Though it would be good info in an unrelated book, it becomes distracting to his theme. So I find myself speed reading over it, wh

  5. says: Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

    Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read Interesting read and it certainly had some insights. Worth the effort for anyone marketing/selling products that need to stand out in a world of competitive and similar items, i.e., books, music, movies, etc. Could have benefited from tighter editing; the book tends to ramble a bit, never seems to present a definitive approach to maximizing o

  6. says: EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

    EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction It helps you understand why things catch on. Simple language and easy to read.

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    EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson I loved reading this book the whole time I was reading it, I kept telling everyone around me how great it was. There are a lot of established p

  8. says: Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Derek Thompson Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

    Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction The book claims to be about the science of popularity but the author quickly loses credibility because he seems to suffer from some form of self hatred (he keeps referring very negatively to ”white men” and appears to have problems with being a man and being a white man). You would believe that the author could write about the subject matter objectively but as he muddles the content with an unnecessary pol

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    Free read Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Derek Thompson Ð 6 Read EBOOK Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction I enjoyed all the chapters it does not provide a secret formula for succes , but It really challenges the reader to thing different

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