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You Need This Book to Get What You Want

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 2010)
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Sharif
Mar 28, 2013 Sharif rated it really liked it
At first it may seem like it's all about getting what you want. Well it is, but not in a bad way. This book starts off by correcting your mindset to think about what you want rather than don't wan't (eg. want to be slim rather than don't want to be fat) and making sure what you want is really what you want. Then they establish a few rules, among them is to never assume that your rules apply to others, or autopilots; things that happen unconsciously.

The book doesn't exactly teach you to be an ass
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Paul Bard
May 18, 2014 Paul Bard rated it did not like it
For a book that is almost universally panned by reviewers, you would think it would be a poorly done book. In fact, the book is written super-simply, packaged beautifully to intrigue, and well-organized.

You know the real reason the book is perhaps disliked? Because it talks about using persuasion solely as a way to get what you want, not as a way to create a win-win solution for the other party. Had the book gone to the farther extreme of pretending to actually BE sociopathic, perhaps it might
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Sara Omran
Oct 10, 2016 Sara Omran rated it it was ok
You are the message.
Kerri Thomas
Jan 24, 2012 Kerri Thomas rated it it was ok
This book is the most cynical I have ever read.

I’ve been feeling disconnected from people for a while - don’t know why. Just can’t seem to make mutually pleasing and enjoyable relationships at the moment. So, I did what all self respecting readers of books do (other than buying on Amazon). I went to the library and headed to the self-improvement section. That’s where I found this book. I thought even its title sounded selfish, but I had also picked up a book at the opposite end of the spectrum w
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Mateusz Winter
Aug 21, 2011 Mateusz Winter rated it did not like it
Some interesting concepts.

However, most of the ideas brought forward in this book is a bit useless.

Read this book like a textbook (only the chapters that you are interested in)
Pedro Plassen
Apr 22, 2010 Pedro Plassen rated it liked it
Shelves: society, psicology
Bordering the manipulation, nevertheless hits several interesting self awareness spots, specially about our internal dialogue that shapes your behaviour unconsciously.
Vipin Ramdas
Jun 02, 2016 Vipin Ramdas rated it liked it
Simple but very practical advice on how to get what you want... Defenitely worth a read
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Laura
Jul 12, 2013 Laura rated it did not like it
Written by a pair of half-wit bovver boys, this book is a tragedy.
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*for daughter
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