• Thinking: Like a Spy

  • Persuasion: An Ex-SPY's Guide, Negotiation: An Ex-SPY's Guide & Body Language: An Ex-SPY's Guide
  • By: James Daugherty
  • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Thinking: Like a Spy

By: James Daugherty
Narrated by: Tom Taverna
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Publisher's summary

Imagine how different your life would be if you could effortlessly think like a spy to get the most out of every situation.

James Daugherty is an intelligence expert & former CIA spy who specializes in all forms of human behavior.

Thinking: Like a Spy is designed to help you with every element of human interaction. It is a combination of the following three books stacked one on top of the other.

Persuasion: An Ex-SPY's Guide to Master the Art of Mind Control Through Powerful Persuasion Techniques & Conversational Tactics for Ultimate Influence in Any Situation

  • What Aristotle can teach you about persuasion
  • Spy tactics for high-pressure/stakes situations
  • Conversational strategies & personality traits to win over even the toughest adversary
  • Dealing with insults/arguments like a Professional

Negotiation: An Ex-SPY's Guide to Master the Psychological Tricks & Talking Tools to Become an Expert Negotiator in Any Situation

  • Identify the three negotiator personality profiles (and which one you are)
  • Build the verbal and nonverbal rapport critical for productive talks
  • The clever psychological buyer/seller negotiation tricks (for the car, house, & yourself)
  • What an arms dealer can teach you about an auction-style negotiation
  • Use the "I agree" principle for handling objections

Body Language: An Ex-SPY's Guide to Master the Art of Nonverbal Communication to Know What People Are Really Thinking in Any Situation

  • Understand the biochemistry behind body language
  • Implement reading strategies and behavioral tactics for the real world
  • Know what crossing and pointing of the arms/hands are really telling you
  • Facial features that hold most weight (hint: eyes & mouth)
  • Deception detectors in general

©2017 James Daugherty (P)2017 James Daugherty

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Helpful Guide Book

This book does a very good job of helping you understand body language. It blends the theory behind body language with numerous pictures and practical explanations for observing and interpreting people's non-verbal behavior. This book does what the title promises, and gives us a look into the potential that Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships hold for business owners. In addition, the book is well-organized, and the cases he develops to illustrate his points are easy to follow and tie in well with their respective topics. Highly recommended.

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Very insightful!

I really enjoyed this book. It was filled with great insight on how the body responds to our outside environment and innermost feelings. It was very insightful the way the author gave physiological reasoning behind human behavior. Highly recommended.

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Rather boring and rather General

It’s hard to believe I listened trough the whole book voluntarily and paying for it at the same time. It is a very monotone book and that just naturally shuts my brain down.

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Great listen

This book is a very educational listen for negotiation as like a spy thinks. It will open your eyes in a very meaningful way to the vital subject of nonverbal communication. As you learn more about what people are really saying, it will improve all of your interpersonal relationships, and maybe help you communicate your true feelings more accurately as well.

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Worth the time, maybe not the money

Interesting read but I found the author a little braggy about being in the CIA. I found the science a little challenging to believe because the author is not credentialed for such explanations. There were a few interesting techniques but not enough tangible “how to’s” for me.

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Fantastic!

Though the book provide certain clues and behaviors that may indicate certain attitudes from people interacting with you, the author focus most of his attention on stressful situations, interviews and ways to detect deceptive speeches.

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Practical ideas

This is well explained and an excellent starter on persuasion and negotiation. I found myself being more observant and aware of my audience - one of the best and most practical books on engaging people.

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Effective learning

Extremely interesting and eye-opening. If you deal with people on a regular basis for your work you will really appreciate his pointers to understand what people are really thinking.

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