Six reasons why things catch on or become contagious?

A discussion based on a book called “Contagious” by Jonah Berger, published in 2013.

A quick summary of the topics covered in the book and what I will talk about:

  1. Social currency – does it make me look good?
  2. Triggers – how are you reminded of the product?
  3. Emotion – strong emotions = sharing
  4. Public – what is everyone else doing?
  5. Practical value – is it actually helpful?
  6. Stories – is my idea/ product a relevant part of a cool story?

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