Yes. In addition to the anecdotal illustrations of the method's success, the book offers some good strategies for building your own successes by focusing on key behaviors ( as change or measure agents) and then engineering environments to give them a fighting chance.its a very compact and accessible book. Worth a first listen and again as a reference and resource.
To communicate its content more effectively, the title of the book should have been more potent. Influence is such a subtle word. I would not describe the inspiring, world class change agents described in the book only as influencers. This book is about ACTIVE and DIRECT engagement in problem solving in a very focused and pragmatic way.. Something that keyed off Engineering Success or Master Change Agent would convey the content more effectively.
This book is a 'game changer' - a totally revolutionary way of living.
The story about the kids hand washing.
I really enjoyed watching the video clips associated with the website to which the author directs you.
No, too much information to digest in one sitting.
I used a lot of techniques mentioned in the book without knowing it. This book was very helpful as now i can use them intentionally. Many of the suggestions/techniques are very easy to work into your daily life.
The first chapter is devoted totally to proclaiming, but not demonstrating, that the book will teach you amazing secrets about increasing your influence over people and events. It moves from there to over-hyping the "amazing" "influencers" the authors introduce. The heaps of unrestrained praise will provoke skepticism in all but the most credulous listener.
It's possible that there's something useful to be learned later in this book, but the wide-eyed, unscientific approach - even when the authors talk about experts who are introduced as having strong scientific credentials - make it impossible to know what to take seriously. If evidence matters to you, don't buy this book.
YES. This book tells a story, using stories to help explain what influence is, and how to use it successfully.
The many stories used to illustrate the theme of the book.
The guinea worm is no more. How amazing is that, in such a short amount of time?
Influence is not a hammer, it is not direct. It is focused energy, trial and error, goal minded success.
Excellent book with a very practical approach to becoming a change agent. The real-life examples are motivating and insightful. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to be a better motivator, a change agent, or someone who wants to have a greater impact on their community, workplace, family, or the world.
It lived up to its name
It allowed you to practice what you learned almost immediately
His reading was a true performance
His descriptions about the work and successes with ex prisoners.
I have to listen to the book a few more times.
The stories of accomplishments using Simple studies of a problem then applying small behavior changes. Eliminating major problems with simple, easily applied changes are amazing.
It is difficult for me to explain how much I was impressed by the information presented in this book. I was Stunned!
It is a must read for everyone.
We may even be able to change Washington politics and regain our country's economy.
Gives you a lot of really good ideas on how people are influenced to do things. Many great examples that drive the principles home.
It is one of the most useful books, which is really why I listen to audiobooks.
Since this is not fiction, I can't say I have a favorite character but the people described in the stories provide very good examples of Influencers.
Audible books hold my attention in general better than written books because I can be multitasking or driving while I am "reading."
That we can influence things toward change that we previously believed are beyond our control, from personal weight loss to large cultural changes.
I sent this to my son for his birthday. He is an audible user and also a multitasker like me, and will also find the subject matter useful to his personal and business lives.