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The Art of People Audiobook

The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want

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Publisher's Summary

What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today's hypercompetitive world, it's the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times best-selling author Dave Kerpen, it's actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who can teach, lead, and inspire.

In a world where we are constantly connected and social media has become the primary way we communicate, the key to getting ahead is being the person others like, respect, and trust. Because no matter who you are or what profession you're in, success is contingent less on what you can do for yourself but on what other people are willing to do for you. Here, through 53 bite-sized, easy-to-execute, and often counterintuitive tips, you'll learn to master the 11 people skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home, and in life. For example, you'll learn:

  • The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting
  • The one simple key to networking that nobody talks about
  • How to remain top of mind for thousands of people every day
  • Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news
  • How to blow off the right people
  • And why, when in doubt, to buy him a bonsai

A book best described as "How to Win Friends and Influence People for today's world", The Art of People shows how to charm and win over anyone to be more successful at work and outside of it.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Dave Kerpen (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"People skills - they can't be computerized, outsourced, or reduced to a rubric. That's why Dave Kerpen's The Art of People is more important now than ever - this book will teach you a set of irreplaceable skills that will help you in every area of your life. After all, what is more important - what will get you farther in life - than understanding and getting along with other people?" (Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive)

"Strong people skills are how I built my business. I find it's a common thread amongst all successful people, and no matter what level your people skills are at today, after reading this book you will see a dramatic improvement!" (Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC's Shark Tank, entrepreneur, & author of Shark Tales)

"Smart, funny, and immediately usable. In our fast paced world, we educate and train on technical skills, but neglect the greatest predictors of success: your ability to connect and influence others. In short, this is one of the few books that might actually get you a promotion, or a successful company of your own." (Shawn Achor, happiness researcher and New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage)

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    Peter 04-02-16
    Peter 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Overly simplistic, lacks depth"

    The ideas are solid but described only on a surface level. If you've never listened to a book on this subject then there is some value to learning these concepts but there are better books on the subject.

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    Abraham 08-09-16
    Abraham 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Plenty of Valuable tidbits"

    The book itself was good, there's definitely a lot of valuable information and notes I took throughout. However, the title over promises a definitive or comprehensive guide, which the book is not. Valuable information, but slightly "soft" on delivery

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    Spencer M. 03-26-16
    Spencer M. 03-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Authentic and Fresh"

    I listen to a lot of books via Audible. Whenever the author narrates first hand, it takes the book to another level.

    Kerpen does a great job weaving in concepts with his life experiences that many of us have forgotten about or are not consciously aware of as action items to get what we want in life.

    This book is for everyone and I highly recommend it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Savvy Shopper 11-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Looking for more depth"

    A good book for basic social networking skills. It was pleasant and easy to listen to. However, more depth and structure to the content would provide a more rewarding experience.

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    Edward N. Wright 11-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    Great book! Just finished with the audio book. Excellent new perspective on my business that I honestly haven't been paying much attention to. Loved the short chapters that were right to the point. I really got a LOT out of this one. Going to start the other two now.

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    Rory Henry 09-29-16
    Rory Henry 09-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow just wow"

    Tremendous book that is very informative. More importantly it provides action steps that generate results.

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    Amin 09-20-16
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    "Unexpectably fantastic"

    Once I buyed it, firstly find it a little bit boring and the same as "How to influence people". But approaching the end of the book, I find some golden nuggets, that can really imptove your life. Thought, information, is mostly for the people who run own business, you can try it out, and see what will happen. Good luck to you, anyway, and thank you, author.

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    Rahunath 07-21-16
    Rahunath 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic book"

    Overall, I want describe this book in a short line.

    "I could have got this book, few years back."

    Now, it is not late for me to update myself.

    Deve , I am thankful to you.

    -Ragu

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    B5 07-21-16
    B5 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing"

    love it! so many good examples through out the book. I will be sure to use them. I used one of the techniques, mirroring, at social gathering and it worked!

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    "Very shallow, no depth. For naive only"

    Super light reading. More like light magazine / article stories rather than book chapters. The author has the feeling that his readers are low intelligent beings, and he needs to teach them the very super basic principles in communicating. I do not recommend by any chance.

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    "Excellent!!"

    Although no doubt written for an American audience, there is plenty of insightful and inspiring information which can be adapted and used the world over.

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