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.
Touches on so many aspects of change! The whats, whys and hows.
Good follow up to Crucial Conversations and Proscis ADKAR.
Good voice, energetic, understandable, not overly dramatic, funny.
Change only happens when people "Want" it to. You cannot force it. So the "trick" is to change their perceptions.
I have referred to this book with others often since listening to it. While it could be a little briefer, it has powerful stories that are revisited throughout. The lessons will stay with me.
An excellent book on how to influence people with real life examples. It teaches you how to deal with difficult, entrenched behaviors that seem almost impossible to change. Really useful and entertaining.