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📒Influence ✍ Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
✏Influence Book Summary : 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 thirty-five 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. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.
📒Under The Influence ✍ Ron Parker
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📒Influence ✍ Robert B. Cialdini
✏Influence Book Summary : This book is an examination of the psychology of compliance. Written in a narrative style the author combines research and his own experience with the techniques and strategies commonly used to gain compliance and to influence the outcome.
📒The Anxiety Of Influence ✍ Harold Bloom
✏The Anxiety of Influence Book Summary : Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. Although Bloom was never the leader of any critical "camp," his argument that all literary texts are a response to those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of deconstruction and poststructuralist literary theory in this country. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature and has sold over 17,000 copies in paperback since 1984. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorably quotable, Bloom's book maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded--neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. This second edition contains a new Introduction, which explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.criticism of the past twenty years. Here, Bloom asserts that the anxiety of influence comes out of a complex act of strong misreading, a creative interpretation he calls "poetic misprision." The influence-anxiety does not so much concern the forerunner but rather is an anxiety achieved in and by the story, novel, play, poem, or essay. In other words, without Keats's reading of Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, we could not have Keats's odes and sonnets and his two Hyperions. Given the enormous attention generated by Bloom's controversial The Western Cannon, this new edition is certain to find a readymade audience among the new generation of scholars, students, and layreaders interested in the Bloom cannon.
📒Influence ✍ Peter Niblo
✏Influence Book Summary : The Great Game of espionage is a game of spies, sabotage, distortion, lies. "Influence" outlines both the motivation, machination, and consequence of a foreign power pulling the strings of a high American official.
📒The History And Social Influence Of The Potato ✍ Redcliffe N. Salaman
✏The History and Social Influence of the Potato Book Summary : First published in 1949, this remarkable book is the culmination of a life-long study of every aspect of the potato. Dr Salaman is concerned first with the history of the potato as a member of the botanical genus Solanum, its adaptation by man as a cultivated plant, and the record of its spread throughout the world; secondly he considers the influence the potato has exerted upon the social structure and economy of different peoples at different times. The archaeological and anthropological evidence for the early significance of the potato among the peoples of Latin America is discussed in detail with numerous illustrations, but the central portion of the book is concerned with the European, and particularly the Irish evidence. Naturally the Great Hunger is the most dramatic single episode in the entire work, and Dr Salaman does full justice to his tragic theme, concluding with the observation that in Ireland 'the potato ended in wrecking both exploited and exploiter'. Elegantly written, with numerous vivid anecdotes, Salaman's History has long enjoyed the status of a classic. This revised impression, with a new introduction and emendations by Professor J. G. Hawkes, enables another generation of readers to sample what Eric Hobsbawm has referred to as 'that magnificent monument of scholarship and humanity'.
📒I Is For Influence ✍ Rob Yeung
✏I is for Influence Book Summary : ‘How to influence people without getting them drunk or flirting: brilliant’ Venetia Thompson, bestselling author of Gross Misconduct • How exactly can we use our body language to win friends and influence people? • When can £1 be more persuasive than £50? • Why does giving customers more choice make them less likely to make a purchase? Some people seem naturally more influential and persuasive. In fact they are simply using rules and techniques that anyone can harness. Psychologist Rob Yeung explores the latest research to expose myths and uncover the real truths about the art of influence and persuasion. I is for Influence not only reveals the secrets behind effortlessly winning trust and support; it will allow you to learn proven techniques for getting that promotion, winning that business contract or even finding your perfect match. By the bestselling author of Confidence and The Extra One Per Cent (Macmillan, 2010). ‘This book provides readers with the latest science on persuasion. A must read’ Professor Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Professor of Psychology
📒A Structural Theory Of Social Influence ✍ Noah E. Friedkin
✏A Structural Theory of Social Influence Book Summary : This book addresses a phenomenon that has been much studied in anthropology, sociology and administrative science - the social structural foundations of coordinated activity and consensus in complexly differentiated communities and organizations. Such foundations are important because social differentiation makes coordination and agreement especially hard to achieve and maintain. Friedkin focuses on the process of social influence, and on how this process, when it is played out in a network of interpersonal influence, may result in interpersonal agreements among actors who are located in different parts of a complexly differentiated organization. This work builds on structural role analysis which provides a description of the pattern of social differentiation in a population. Interpretation of the revealed social structures has long been a problem. The steps for structural analysis that are proposed in this book are addressed to the above problem. To explain the coordination of social positions, the author pursues the development of a structural social psychology that attends to both social structure and process.
📒Developing Your Influencing Skills ✍ Deborah Dalley
✏Developing Your Influencing Skills Book Summary : Developing Your Influencing Skills How to influence people by increasing your credibility, trustworthiness and communication skills What are the characteristics that make some people more influential than others? This book will give you the keys to successfully increase your influence at work and at home. It explains how becoming more influential is not about using manipulative techniques to get your own way but is about developing a set of beliefs and behaviors that make you a more influential force. We have identified 7 traits that influential people share and, the good news is, they can be developed. In this book you will discover how to: Decide what your influencing goals are and state them in a compelling way. Find ways to increase your credibility rating with other people. Avoid manipulative practice and become more authentic. Develop stronger and more trusting relationships. Inspire others to follow your lead. Become a more influential communicator. This book is packed with case studies, exercises and practical tips to help you to develop the traits required to become a more influential person. All the exercises that are in the book are also in a free downloadable workbook available from http: //www.UoLearn.com What do people say about influencing skills? "Interesting, readable and practical - everything I want from this type of book." "A brand new take on influencing." "Thought provoking and extremely helpful." "This book was a revelation." "Completely changed the way I see influencing - I now believe that I can grow and develop my ability to influence by concentrating on these seven traits." "Very readable book which has changed my perspective on influencing. I always thought of it as a set of tools and techniques but the idea of becoming more influential is much more interesting. This book makes that idea feel possible". "I liked the whole concept of developing the traits of influential people and really liked the way they were presented. I enjoyed the exercises and have started to influence people in different ways as a result. Thank you for the ideas." It has made me realize that perhaps I have put too much effort into influencing external clients and stakeholders and not enough time trying to be influential with my own staff!!" "I quickly realised that, influencing is a much broader topic than I had imagined. I gained from it an understanding that I stand a better chance of maximizing my effectiveness if I play to my own strengths, rather than trying to meet other's expectations of me." "Most importantly, I learnt that some of the influencing I see employed by others is really manipulations and not only is it not necessary but it can in fact be counterproductive to subscribe to this method. It was very reassuring to hear that I don't have to become someone I'm not in order to extend my influence!" About the authors: Lois Burton and Deborah Dalley Deborah Dalley and Lois Burton both have their roots in the field of learning and development in which they have worked for over 20 years. Both run successful consultancy and coaching businesses and work on many collaborative projects as colleagues and friends. With backgrounds that span work in the public, private and voluntary sectors Lois and Deborah share many professional interests and values and bring complementary experience to their work. Deborah and Lois run many workshops and programs which include the development of influencing skills and together have developed the popular Beyond series of workshops which provide a unique forum for leaders to receive individual, in depth feedback on their impact, presence and ability to influence in a variety of settings.
📒Harry Potter S World Wide Influence ✍ Diana Patterson
✏Harry Potter s World Wide Influence Book Summary : The Harry Potter series forms a single epic story that has been published in nearly 70 languages, and has been examined in a large number of disciplines. This collection of essays contributes to the scholarly discourse that forms Potter Studies. These essays take on the consideration of Rowling's work as being worthy of study as a phenomenon and influence, as well as a work of literary value. They add genuine statistical information about the reasons for the books' popularity, consider their effects on child readers, and examine some deep-rooted reasons for their having been manipulated in American publishing, in film adaptations, in musical complements, and in their thingification in popular culture around the world. Some of these essays take on the critics of the books' religion and considerations of psychological, as well as philosophical good and evil, and well as some stylistic anomalies. The fact that scholars from China, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Israel, in addition to English-speaking nations, have felt compelled to examine these books in detail testifies in part to Harry Potter's world-wide influence.