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"According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales, meaning that each day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. The Excellent Persuader has the unique ability to reach sales professionals, sales managers, and organizational leaders at every level. All sales professionals, whether entry-level, veteran, or manager, will be guided through the ART of how to become an excellent persuader by utilizing the techniques and specific strategies outlined in this resource. Through the use of sales, human resource development, management, and leadership techniques, The Excellent Persuader provides the tools in a reader-friendly manner to alter the paradigm through which struggling, average, above average, or overeager sales professionals approach their professions. Concerns voiced by sales leaders are addressed throughout, as well as specific techniques to educate, re-frame, or re-invent individuals' approaches to sales. "
'A work of engaging pop philosophy and accessible social science [and] a boisterous dissection of the forces jellifying our minds' Sunday Times Includes brand new material covering the US election and Brexit Every day, many people will try to change your mind, but they won’t reason with you. Instead, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivised and manipulated in barely noticeable ways. It’s a profound shift in the way we interact with one another. Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden story of persuasion and the men and women in the business of changing our minds. From the covert PR used to start the first Gulf War to the neuromarketing of products to appeal to our unconscious minds, he reveals the dark arts practised by professional persuaders. How did we end up with a world where beliefs are mass-produced by lobbyists and PR firms? Could Google or Facebook swing elections? Are new kinds of persuasion making us less likely to live happy, decent lives in an open, peaceful world? Is it too late, or can we learn to listen to reason again? The Persuaders is a call to think again about how we think now.
The Great Persuader is the biography of a robber baron, the greatest railroad mogul of them all-Collis P. Huntington, the Sacramento, California, storekeeper who, along with Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins, parlayed $1,500 into America's first continental railroad. It is an almost unbelievable story of a high dream of fortune realized through highhanded practices-an adventure which left the national treasury poorer by millions of swindled dollars, and America itself richer by a national railroad system which contributed greatly to the country's westward expansion. How did Huntington operate? What were his methods? Was he corrupt? These are questions that were previously unanswered but thanks to the cooperation of the Huntington family who supplied Mr. Lavender with material that had never before been made public, Lavender shows just how Collis P. Huntington operated-and it was defintely outside the law, although well inside the prevailing morality of his time. It shows his complicated dealings with Sanford Hopkins, how he bested such tycoons as Thomas A. Scott, John C. Durrant, Oliver Ames and Jay Gould, how Huntington accumulated the great fortune which was the legacy to his family, and how his great railroad network was to prove an unparalleled legacy to all Americans. The Great Persuader is a powerful story of a remarkable man whose singleness of purpose and ruthless manipulation of men and money propelled the great enterprise forward against all odds.
Organizational Behaviour As A Management Discipline Is A Fascinating Subject And Is Becoming Increasingly Important As People With Diverse Backgrounds And Cultural Values Have To Work Together Effectively And Efficiently. This Book Addresses All The Issues That Come In To Play In An Organization In Today S Global Economy. It Has A Novel Orientation And Its Primary Aim Is To Let Practitioners And Students Know The Latest And Best Trends In Organizational Behaviour. This Book Prescribes Methods To Manage Employees And Suggests That The Management Takes Responsibility For Everything That Might Adversely Affect An Employee S Capacity To Work Creatively And Intelligently, Irrespective Of The Place Inside The Organization Or Outside It. The Focus Of The Book Is On Holistic Development Of The Individual. Peeping Into The Human Mind, It Shows How Organizations Can Tap The Passions And Fears Of Their Employees To Make Them More Creative And Productive. The Book Prescribes A Democratic And Inclusive Management Stye. A Special Feature Of This Book Is That There Is An Innovative Integration Of Chapter Objectives And Summaries Leading To Analysis Through Caselets. Every Point In The Objectives Has Corresponding Text And Is Supplemented By A Case. Going Through This Book Will Be A Personally Fulfilling Experience And Maybe It Succeeds To Make The Readers Better Human Beings, Better Teachers, Better Friends And May Be Even Better Managers.
"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--"Salon" "Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--"The New York Times Book Review" "A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers and politicians are attempting to turn the American mind into a kind of catatonic dough that will buy, give or vote at their command--"The New Yorker" Originally published in 1957 and now back in print to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, "The Hidden Persuaders" is Vance Packard's pioneering and prescient work revealing how advertisers use psychological methods to tap into our unconscious desires in order to "persuade" us to buy the products they are selling. A classic examination of how our thoughts and feelings are manipulated by business, media and politicians, "The Hidden Persuaders" was the first book to expose the hidden world of "motivation research," the psychological technique that advertisers use to probe our minds in order to control our actions as consumers. Through analysis of products, political campaigns and television programs of the 1950s, Packard shows how the insidious manipulation practices that have come to dominate today's corporate-driven world began. Featuring an introduction by Mark Crispin Miller, "The Hidden Persuaders" has sold over one million copies, and forever changed the way we look at the world of advertising. Vance Packard (1914-1996) was an American journalist, social critic, and best-selling author. Among his other books were "The Status Seekers," which described American social stratification and behavior, "The Waste Makers, " which criticizes planned obsolescence, and "The Naked Society," about the threats to privacy posed by new technologies.
An insider account of activists, politicians, educators, and everyday citizens working to change minds, bridge divisions, and fight for democracy. The lifeblood of any free society is persuasion: changing other people’s minds in order to change things. But America is suffering a crisis of faith in persuasion that is putting its democracy and the planet itself at risk. Americans increasingly write one another off instead of seeking to win one another over. Debates are framed in moralistic terms, with enemies battling the righteous. Movements for justice build barriers to entry, instead of on-ramps. Political parties focus on mobilizing the faithful rather than wooing the skeptical. And leaders who seek to forge coalition are labeled sellouts. In The Persuaders Anand Giridharadas takes us inside these movements and battles, seeking out the dissenters who continue to champion persuasion in an age of polarization. We meet a co-founder of Black Lives Matter; a leader of the feminist resistance to Trumpism; white parents at a seminar on raising adopted children of color; Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; a team of door knockers with an uncanny formula for changing minds on immigration; an ex-cult member turned QAnon deprogrammer; and, hovering menacingly offstage, Russian operatives clandestinely stoking Americans’ fatalism about one another. As the book’s subjects grapple with how to call out threats and injustices while calling in those who don’t agree with them but just might one day, they point a way to healing, and changing, a fracturing country.
Biography of first treaty Indian to be appointed to the Senate of Canada who was born and raised on the Blood Reserve in Alberta. Includes chapter on the Indian Association of Alberta.
This volume contains technical papers and panel position papers selected from the proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Systems and Technologies for Network Society, held together with the IPSJ (information processing society of Japan) National Convention, in September 1997. Papers were submitted from all over the world, especially from Japan, Korea and China. Since these countries are believed to form one of the major computer manufacturing centers in the world, a panel on “Computer Science Education for the 21st Century” was set up. A special session on the Japanese project on Software Engineering invited representative researchers from the project, which is supported by the Ministry of Education, Japan.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems, CLIMA XV, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2014. The 12 regular papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. The purpose of the CLIMA workshops is to provide a forum for discussing techniques, based on computational logic, for representing, programming and reasoning about agents and multi-agent systems in a formal way. This edition will feature two special sessions: logics for agreement technologies and logics for games, strategic reasoning, and social choice.