American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Keynote Speaker: Chip Heath

Chip HeathMonday, November 15 | 1:30–2:30 pm CT

Chip Heath is the coauthor of the forthcoming Making Numbers Count. He is the coauthor (along with his brother, Dan) of four best-selling books: The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, and their first book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, which was an Amazon Top 10 Business Book for both editors and readers. Their books have been translated into more than 30 languages, including Thai, Arabic, and Lithuanian. Mr. Heath has consulted with clients ranging from Google and Gap to The Nature Conservancy and the American Heart Association.

Mr. Heath's keynote addresses take on the mindset of different generations to understand what makes certain ideas, messages, and marketing notions stick while others don't. After receiving his PhD from Stanford University in 1991, he was an assistant associate professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business from 1991 to 1997, Mr. Heath became an associate professor at Duke University from 1997 to 2000. He went on to be a professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 2000 to 2020. 

Chip lives with his family in Los Gatos, CA, where he regularly consults with established companies as well as advising and investing in start-up companies.