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Paperback, 50 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Writers of the Round Table Press
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Nakul Shenoy
I have always been a sucker for comic books; that too when the comic books deal with otherwise complicated (or not) theories of the social sciences. The Introducing series by Icon books and the Beginners series by Orient Blackswan have been long-time favourites.
So no surprise that Robert Cialdini's Influence - Science & Practice - The Comic caught my attention and liking. It presents the learnings and tactics of Cialdini's super bestseller of the same name in a nice to read and understandabl
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Realini
Influence: Science and Practice, The Graphic Edition by Robert B. Cialdini

This is a very interesting, little book which I have received from The Economist. Once in a while I take one of their surveys and I receive a book as a gift. This is the theory, in practice I do not always get the book and I wrote to them about it. To my deep disappointment, they did just about nothing about it.
Coming back to the book, it reveals how easy it easy to influence people, or, indeed, to be influenced by those w
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Stephen
A better title would have been Manipulators. Having worked in sales for years, I fear that these tactics in this book are presented not for knowledge itself, certainly not for the well-being of the consumer, but for the benefit of the salesman's bottom line.

Here are a few things I tell my friends and family to keep in mind when dealing with salespersons:

1) Notice how nice they dress. It means they don't do any real work for a living and are likely untrustworthy.

2) It's not rude to say 'No.' It
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Mohammad Oli Ahad
Blessed that I read this one! Not that I've become any wiser :p

Amazing. Would love my daughter to read it as soon as she can put her teeth into it :-)
Jeremy
Interesting insight to how we are influenced.
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Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.

His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the results of years of study into the reasons why people comply with requests in business settings. Worldwide, Influence has sold over 2 million
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