In this provocative book, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at the art and science of persuasion.
Physicians sell patients on a remedy. Lawyers sell juries on a verdict. Teachers sell students on the value of an education. Entrepreneurs persuade funders, writers convince readers, coaches cajole players. Parents convince their kids to clean. Spouses convince their partners to control the kids. And in astonishing numbers and with ferocious energy, we go online to sell ourselves—on Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and Match.com profiles. Whether we're entrepreneurs, employees, parents or partners, we spend our days trying to move others. We're all in sales now.
But this is not really a book about sales. This is a book about understanding why we do the things we do. To Sell Is Human will change how you see your world and transform what you do at work and at home. It offers vivid examples and stories that provide you with tools and practical tips to put these ideas into action.
Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work—including the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive. His books have been translated into 32 languages. In 2011, Harvard Business Review named him one of the top 50 business thinkers in the world. A graduate of Northwestern University and Yale Law School, Pink lives in Washington DC with his wife and their three children.
Pink is rapidly acquiring international guru status.' Financial Times
'Pink's a gifted writer who turns even the heaviest scientific study into something digestible—and often amusing.' New York Post