Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and
Engineer the Unexpected is a fascinating look
at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and
Pop quiz: Do you prefer
when things go according to plan or when the unexpected happens?
Most of us pick control
and predictability. Yet research reveals a counterintuitive truth: our best
memories are the surprising ones. We feel most comfortable when things are certain,
but we feel most alive when they’re not. Surprise is also the little-known key
to growth, attention, and connection. In Surprise, the authors present
an unusual new perspective: by understanding
the science of surprise, we can transform our work, relationships, and
everyday life from ordinary to extraordinary.
narratives and fascinating scientific findings, the authors shine a light on
the world’s least understood and most intriguing emotion. They reveal how
shifting our perception of surprise lets us thrive in the face of uncertainty.
And they show us how surprise acts as a shortcut that turns a typical product
into a meaningful experience, a good idea into a viral one, awkward small talk
into engaging conversation, and everyday life into an adventure. Download and start listening now!