Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings.
Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.
You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.
©1984, 1994, 2007 Robert Cialdini (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
This book provides excellent insight to how we should responsibly challenge authority and outside influences in our lives. We are conditioned from birth to unconsciously conform and comply on societal queues; we must make a conscious effort to scrutinize our decisions and ensure they fulfill our needs and not our wants.
This audiobook is just the right length. The influence principles were described with easy to follow stories and examples. The funniest stories were how the author was duped by an influence principle. If you're looking to be more effective in your communications with people, I would highly recommend this book.
It will help you understand why people are drawn to certain things, why people are reluctant to change their mind, etc
This book has great content and is well formed in its ideas and overall message. At times in the middle of the book I found the stories a bit lengthy causing me to lose focus on the message but if you can push past this the second half of the book is just as good if not better as the first.
This is a great book if you want to learn more about yourself as well as other people. This book explains a lot about the preloaded programming we humans are born with and how it can be exploited by compliance professionals .
I listened to this book in about a week, and it's already making me perceive the world in a different way. From the guy at McDonalds who smiled when he asked if I wanted to donate a dollar to St. Jude to the man who gave my church a timeline on the purchase of an old church building because he has other "interested parties," I am more aware of the compliance tactics that people inadvertently or intentionally use around me to encourage me to behave in a certain way. This book is a classic.
I finally opened an Audible account and first picked a book that I've had on shelf for years and even started once or twice. I remembered the written version being a little dry and repetitious. The first issue was fixed by the engaging delivery; the second issue, in an audiobook, turned out to be a virtue. A very good experience. However, in a book laden with social science references, checking the sources in an audiobook is difficult. Knowing the replication problems of psychology and social sciences, going into details of the research would be necessary to fully trust the examples. Or, you need to place total trust in the author, while keeping in mind that even Nobel laureates have been overconfident in their experiment design. But I digress. A great book, good listen. "Click, whirr".
Humans work like clock work, this book explains what makes us tic. Through great storytelling and hard evidence from personal research as well as scientific, the author gives us the insight and knowledge to break this human mold for positive gain in life.
My friend recommended that I read this book a couple of years ago. I didn't read it until this week and I regret it. This book is worth two listens if you are looking for high quality content on the subject of influence and decisions. I work in sales and marketing and this is definitely going to be incorporated into my seminars and talks.
-Caesar, Owner/Operator at BecomeMoved.co
Insightful, well written, well narrated. One of the best books on the psychology of persuasion and influence I've read to date.
Really enjoyed this one as it was so easy to listen and absorb. I was surprised when it ended as the time just flew by. Definitely on my recommendations list.
"Not for me."
For some people this book may be great, but it wasn't one for me.
I feel the book could of been condensed down by a good few hours, some of the stories seemed to go on for longer than needed.
While there were a huge amount of references cited, I would of preferred if there were more practical examples.
I couldn't stop listening to this! Excellent content presented in a brilliant way. You won't regret buying this book
"Enjoyed. Will listen again."
Good though a few self indulgent bits.
Powerful and dangerous.
Preaches against manipulation though the advice is weaker than the empowerment for manipulators.
Some ideas here i had heard before but all content is covered in increased depth. Really useful book with some great perspectives.
"Entertaining and informative"
If your running a business of any size or are working in sales or marketing this audio book is worth a listen.
"Fantastic Book, brilliant insights"
Still very relevant today so many years later, it's not hard to see why this author is a favourite of so many great men like Buffett, Gates etc.
"Sadly i cannot listen to this on any of my devices"
If it stopped buffering and actually played! This is not an issue with my connection. I am able to stream high-definition TV
.Nothing. I want my money back.
I had expected more from this and was rather disappointed. It was in my opinion not good value for money.
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