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The Skinny on the Art of Persuasion: How to Move Minds

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Persuasion : the act of convincing, influencing, or inducing.

Great persuaders - people who can get into your brain and massage your cerebrum. Wow! What is more powerful than that?

Our team here at The Skinny On has studied great persuaders going back hundreds of years. We synthesized 35 very respected, very wordy books into 182 pages of straight-to-the-point insight. We lea
Hardcover, 163 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Rand Pub.
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Aug 10, 2010 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone over the age of 11.
The Art of Persuasion is just one of a series called "The Skinny On." These books are written in a Manga-type style, which means they are partly graphic, and lots of fun! The seven I've read are The Art of Persuasion, Success, Willpower, Networking, Time Management, The Housing Crisis, and Credit Cards. There are more. All are meant to be read in an hour, and are geared to readers who need knowledge fast and perhaps have short attention spans. The reading level is unsophisticated, but that does ...more
This is a delight to read ..... there are stick thin illustrations (as on the cover) and has lots of real life examples of how different people tried different approaches to try to persuade someone to buy their product or to listen to what they have to say. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but you realise after you've finished just how much you've learned.

Each chapter deals with the different ways people can be persuaded to do what you want them to do ..... for example one tells us we shoul
Condenses a lot of great information on persuasion into an accessible, reasonably short read. I'm not particularly fond of the cheesy comic strip format, but otherwise it's a great introduction for people looking to sharpen their persuasive skills. The author references a lot of other great material too, so anyone looking to explore the topic further should have plenty to go on.
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Jim Randel, a graduate of the Columbia University College and Law School, has made his living as an entrepreneur. During his 30-year career, Jim has been the lead investor in many real estate and business deals. He has been a guest speaker at Harvard and NYU Business Schools, annual conventions for national organizations, and investor sessions in every large city in the United States. He has also ...more
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