The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications.
In the new edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert Cialdini—New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science.
You’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else.
Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion:
ReciprocationCommitment and ConsistencySocial Proof Liking AuthorityScarcityUnity, the newest principle for this edition
Understanding and applying the principles ethically is cost-free and deceptively easy. Backed by Dr. Cialdini’s 35 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research—including a three-year field study on what leads people to change—Influence is a comprehensive guide to using these principles to move others in your direction.
Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
No-so-common common sense
I want to say I loved this book because I dedicated so much time to it considering it’s over a day long in audio time but I think that it was time well spent. The book provided good insight in the compliance techniques used my many companies and scams. These techniques are very much common sense but as presented in this book it’s as though it give you many “I knew that but didn’t think about it that ways” moments. Good book!
If you aspire to be a manipulative, unethical used car salesman, this is the book for you. I’m not sure which was more unpleasant…the techniques on how to manipulate your fellow person or the narrator’s chicken scratch voice. I find myself trying to forget most of what I’ve heard.
Don’t buy it
The Audio does not match the book, don’t waste your money.