Ever wondered why some things catch on and become popular while others falter? Do you want to know how to generate more word of mouth for a product or initiative you’re working on? Based on the international bestseller, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, these resources reveal the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become popular. If you’ve ever wondered why certain stories get shared, brands get more word of mouth, or videos go viral, these resources explain why, and show how to leverage these ideas to craft contagious content.

About the Curator

Dr. Jonah Berger is a Marketing Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a world-renowned expert on new product adoption, consumer behavior, word of mouth, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. He has published dozens of articles in top‐tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s highest rated online course, and popular accounts of his work often appear in places like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Berger is the internationally bestselling author of multiple books including Contagious: Why Things Catch On (half a million copies are in print in over 30 languages) and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior.

Dr. Berger is a popular speaker at major conferences and events and has helped all sorts of companies and organizations get their stuff to catch on, from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, and multinationals to non-profits.