Its ensemble cast includes marion cotillard, matt damon, laurence fishburne, jude law, gwyneth paltrow, kate winslet, bryan cranston, jennifer ehle, and sanaa lathan. Jonah berger, new york times best selling author titled contagious. Choose from 408 different sets of contagion flashcards on quizlet. The film has a fascinating premise, but its sadly underwhelming, as it moves along at a snails pace and leaves a lot to be desired.
A helpful andor enlightening book that has a substantial number of outstanding qualities without excelling across the board, e. Gripping, thrilling and terrifying in equal measures, contagion is the perfect intersection of science fiction and horrori couldnt look away. In cooks numerous bestselling medical thrillers, the nasty microbes and lethal diseases are never as loathsome as the greedy villains who spread illness for profit. Contagious why things catch on by jonah berger professor of marketing at the wharton school of business, university of pennsylvania distills years of research into understanding why certain ads, products, youtube videos, political movements, songs, andor restaurants catch on, while others are ignored. Contagion by erin bowman is an audible book i picked up from the library. The theory is first developed by gustave le bon in his book called the crowd. While the movie contagion is a fictional account of an outbreak of a dangerous infectious disease occurring globally, the reallife stories of cdcs epidemic intelligence service are just as exciting as the one on the screen. It makes it clear that people do not give one another a virus. The virus in contagion is a baffling one, defying isolation, rejecting cure.
Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing contagion near you. Picking up where the tipping point leaves off, respected journalist lee daniel kravetzs strange contagion is a provocative look at both the science and lived experience of social contagion. The plot concerns the spread of a virus transmitted by respiratory droplets and fomites, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to. One thing i recently shared was a new york times article that has a quote related to a research project were working on. Featuring hollywood megastars like matt damon, laurence fishburne, jude law and gwyneth paltrow, contagion is a bigticket hollywood movie, but also an infomercial promoting specific national and international. They are aided only by a cache of objects mysteriously planted in a safe box. Featuring hollywood megastars like matt damon, laurence fishburne, jude law and gwyneth paltrow, contagion is a bigticket hollywood movie, but also an infomercial promoting specific national and international agencies while encouraging specific behaviors from the public.
A midsummer nights dream, one of shakespeares most beloved comedies, is generally thought of as a sparkling romantic farce. Amie kaufman, new york times bestselling author of illuminae and unearthed few understand the true horror that lies in the empty unknown of space, but erin bowman nails it in contagion. Picking up where the tipping point leaves off, respected journalist lee daniel kravetzs strange contagion is a provocative look at both the science and lived experience of social contagion in 2009, tragedy struck the town of palo alto. Contagion follows a large cast of characters as they react to the spreading virus, including a cdc investigator, played by kate winslet, who explains how the virus spreads in terms that will be. Membaca contagious, sebenarnya formula yang dipakai berger di buku ini pernah gue temui di beberapa risetnya yang banyak membahas topik so. It got in us after receiving an urgent sos from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard searchandrescue mission. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Dylan is pretending the whole thing never happened though. This involves hospitals and the ready availabilty of disease through the mail. Gripping, thrilling and terrifying in equal measures, contagion is the perfect intersection of science fiction and horror i couldnt look away. It was like meeting a movie hero in the flesh, or a hero out of the pages of a bookdeerslayer, john clayton, lord. You break it down into little steps, and then it becomes a bunch of things you can tackle. The problem, mears says, is the carriers and the number they will potentially infect, the rnaught number.
The plot of the movie appears to follow the big h1n1 scare of 2009 that left many citizens uncertain about the actual. Conclusion contagion is a fun read, one that, as commonly happens with an intriguing book, i kept finding reasons to to read when i should be doing other things. Contagion is a 2011 american thriller film directed by steven soderbergh. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. All day long the blazing midsummer sun beat down upon that square mile of abominations. Cook uses medical terminology throughout, which makes this book a great read for anyone planning on going into any of the health related fields. Welcome to book 2, the revelationthe things we learned. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Social currency we share things that make us look good triggers contagious is one of those books that is destined to.
Just send us an email and well put the best up on the site. Mar 01, 20 the book focuses on the reasons why things stick through the six elements of the stepps model presented in the book. Contagious analyzes that traits and characteristics that viral products, ads and ideas all have in common. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Why things catch on by wharton associate marketing professor jonah berger is the latest attempt, and it offers some new examples and a new mnemonic for creating stuff that spreads. A student from the local high school had died by suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming train. Darkly gripping, contagion the first book in erin bowmans newest series opens with an sos call to a research group at soters polar caps in the trios system. In one scene, mitch and his daughter have locked themselves in a home, and we watch as looters break into and threaten the lives of their neighbors. A full plot summary of what happened in contagion by erin bowman to. Contagious reveals the secret science behind wordofmouth and social transmission. Facts behind the fiction this program is presented by the centers for disease control and prevention. Aug 24, 2017 contagious why things catch on by jonah berger professor of marketing at the wharton school of business, university of pennsylvania distills years of research into understanding why certain ads, products, youtube videos, political movements, songs, andor restaurants catch on, while others are ignored. When one of their own is infected by an unknown contagion, the group. Though cook is known to throw in a generous dose of medical terms i forgive him, it is after all a medical thriller.
This is a summary of what i think is the most important and insightful parts of the book. I highly recommend reading it so you can get the indepth stories and studies he tells to back up his points. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of the andromeda strain by michael crichton. Perfect for fans of madeleine roux, jonathan maberry, and horror films like 28 days later and resident evil, this pulsepounding, hairraising, utterly terrifying novel is the first in a duology from the critically acclaimed author of the taken trilogy after receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is.
Contagion is a wonderful book about a coroner trying to solve the mystery of some unusual deaths. Already abandoning the research facility after an evacuation alarm sounds dylan lowe, her team and pilot nova singh accept the searchandrescue mission to achleps, an. The book focuses on the reasons why things stick through the six elements of the stepps model presented in the book. Things fall apart is a novel by chinua achebe that was first published in 1958. Why things catch on is a marketing book by jonah berger that explains why some ideas spread virally. Jack is an incredible main character that keeps getting himself into trouble. It creates tension lacking in most of the rest of the. Contagion theory is a theory of collective behavior which explains that the crowd can cause a hypnotic impact on individuals. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. Summary of the rules of contagion why things spread and why they stop by adam kucharski. Contagion berkley books book 2 of jack stapleton series jack stapleton and laurie montgomery bk.
Among the emerging disease experts i talked to, the idea of another major pandemic in the near future is taken as a given. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become popular. The project gutenberg ebook of contagion, by katherine maclean. We are moving into the far more uneven distribution of 99 1 across many things that used to be 80 20. I cant speak for anyone else and i strongly recommend you to read the book in order to fully grasp the concepts written here. It got in us after receiving an urgent sos from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a. There was a change on the village where the fountain fell, and where the mender of roads went forth daily to hammer out of the stones on the highway such morsels of bread as might serve for patches to hold his poor ignorant soul and his poor reduced body together. Mears notes that the virus is a contagion of touch.
The dynamic young wharton professor draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious. Contagion or how disaster movies educate the masses. Contagion theory gustave le bon, a french social psychologist born in 1841, is considered to be the founder of crowd psychology, which explains why people. Nova has a thing for the captain, dylan, after one drunken postcardgame kiss.
People like to pass along practical, useful information. Bestselling author michael crichton of jurassic park and er fame published the. Its not a spoiler if i tell you that bad things happen to callie because they do. Mar 08, 2012 contagion conditions the masses to expect martial law and to throw themselves at the first available vaccine in case of a crisis. Its 6 characteristics they all share, and if you want to go viral, you better incorporate them in your marketing. I like a good mystery mixed with my science fiction, throw in a deadly unknown killing factor, people who may not be what or who they say they are, crooked business or governments, and lots of suspense and that is my. In books like daniel defoes a journal of the plague year 1722, richard prestons the hot zone 1994 and albert camus the plague 1947 the human toll of epidemics are explored. The contagion community note includes chapterbychapter summary. However, while the play is lovely and comic, it also has a strong trace of darkness and cruelty, a sinister underside that is inextricable from its amorous. If youve ever wondered why certain ideas get shared, brands get more. What happened in contagion by erin bowman recaptains. Africa, where one of my children remains in the dank red earth 2. Conspiracy thriller with touches of scifi, supernatural and.
When the sparring fairy monarchs, titania and oberon, confront each other in act ii, scene i, titania describes a tumultuous world filled with sickly clouds and rotting vegetation. From consumer products and policy initiatives to b2b services and ideas and initiatives within organizations. So the littlest things people touch and interact with, including each other, are potential harbors for infection. Throughout the play, romantic strife is portrayed as a force that can spread, like a contagion. People share things that make them look good to others. The project gutenberg ebook of contagion, by katherine. While some of the points, like the importance of storytelling, may be evident for veteran marketers, even the most experienced people in the advertising industry can learn something new. Give your product and its owner social status by making it and those who owntalk about it. The project gutenberg ebook of contagion, by katherine maclean this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the united states and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. A helpful andor enlightening book that combines two or more noteworthy strengths, e. This book followed by chromosome 6 makes a great 12 punch for the medical thriller. Social currency we share things that make us look good triggers contagious is one of those books that is destined to become essential business reading, especially for the marketer. Contagion by erin bowman smart bitches, trashy books.92 23 1305 772 240 1525 486 629 59 1403 584 920 89 221 1073 1276 853 404 180 118 283 431 638 380 347 542 560 426 628 1336 223 127 198 958 437 1314 432