New York Times best-selling author Chip Heath to speak at downtown Spark location Oct. 25

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heath_chip_250Lipscomb University presents New York Times best-selling author Chip Heath, professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, at its new downtown Spark location on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Heath will speak about his new book, The Power of Moments.

Heath’s presentation will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. at Spark, located at 147 4th Avenue North, Nashville. Tickets are $50 and includes validated parking, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a copy of Heath’s book. A book signing will follow the presentation. Seating is limited. Click here to register or for more information.

During his presentation, Heath will delve into an array of “mysteries” covered in his newest release that include why individuals tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest; why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not;” and why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth.

heath book_350Heath is also the co-author of  Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (2007), Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard(2010), and Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (2013). Heath is the Thrive Foundation for Youth Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research examines why certain ideas - ranging from urban legends to folk medical cures, from Chicken Soup for the Soul stories to business strategy myths — survive and prosper in the social marketplace of ideas. He holds a doctorate in psychology from Stanford and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Texas A&M University.

About Lipscomb University’s Spark: Lipscomb University opened its Spark location officially on Sept. 19. At Spark, Lipscomb University will offer graduate classes, leadership development programs and event space conveniently located for those who live and work in downtown Nashville. A technology-rich facility, Lipscomb’s downtown facility offers flexible space and innovative delivery systems for Lipscomb graduate, adult learning and certificate students as well as for corporations and community organizations in the area who are looking for a meeting venue that encourages fresh thinking. The facility is equipped to bring class and virtual meeting participation from multiple locations.The facility is patterned after the university-operated Spark located in the Cool Springs area in Franklin. This fall in the downtown Spark facility, Lipscomb is offering leadership development initiatives, such as its Driving Sales Performance certificate program and its new CEO Connect program, in addition to a full slate of graduate courses. The Well Coffeehouse opened its third location in the new Spark facility.

In 2012, Lipscomb successfully launched its first Spark facility in Cool Springs. Spark integrates people with architecture, technology and expertise for the purpose of inspiring creativity, fostering dialog and enhancing collaboration. For more information visit