What’s Your Favorite Book on Persuasion, Negotiation and Influence?

I just finished reading a blog post by Ann Morgan called The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books. In her article she talks about choosing books for others to read and in the past how she’s asked others to choose books for her to read.

I just finished reading The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold by Robert Levine. Whether we are dealing with our clients, employees or our kids we are always trying to influence or persuade in one way or another. Though I don’t consider myself a hard core negotiator, I do enjoy reading and learning more about persuasion, negotiation and influence. On my Reading List I do have a section dedicated to this topic of the books that I have read.

I thought that it would be interesting to try Ms. Morgan’s approach and see where it goes. I would like to continue to learn more on this subject and I want to ask anyone who may read this post to share with me their favorite book or audio book on persuasion, negotiation or influence. I may not get anyone giving me a suggestion, but I hope I do. Let’s see what happens…

 

 

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority”

– Ken Blanchard

 

 

 

 
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Moster Truck Roller Skate Fail

I love this kid so much! You never know what’s going through his mind or what he’s going to try next. Every time I watch this video I laugh so I thought it was worth sharing it here.

 

Jamari loves to be the one in the family to get the mail every day. But in the Arizona heat of summer the sidewalks are usually too hot to run out in your bare feet. So he came up with the brilliant plan of taping his toy monster trucks to his feet and using them as roller skates.

 

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Book Quote of the Week – 050

Peter Diamandis

Peter has a set of rules that guide his life. His 28 Peter’s Laws have been collected over decades. Here are some favorites:

Law 2: When given a choice…take both.

Law 3: Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.

Law 6: When forced to compromise, ask for more.

Law 7: If you can’t win, change the rules.

Law 8: If you can’t change the rules, then ignore them.

Law 11: “No” simply means begin again at one level higher.

Law 13: When in doubt: THINK

Law 16: The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.

Law 17: The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. (Adopted from Alan Kay)

Law 19: You get what you incentivize.

Law 22: The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.

Law 26: If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.

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Book Quote of the Week 045

“Decisive, swift talkers are actually no more sure of their facts than are their more hesitant counterparts. But, more important ant, they create the impression of confidence and, as a result, are perceived to be more expert, intelligent, and knowledgeable.”

— Robert Levine

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Success Quote of the Week 044

“Important people have the ability to turn off their phones because the world can wait for them.” — Jason Calacanis

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