books about: influence
Chariots of the Gods
I got this book after watching a special on Ancient Aliens. I read the book and it is very good. It gives you questions to ask yourself and doesn't try hard to make you believe in the Ancient Astronaut Theory it just makes you think a little harder about our history
Foreign Influence: A Thriller
"Foreign Influence" lays the groundwork for a bigger story to come
"Foreign Influence" is not a story for the weak of heart in matters of national security, or squeamish in the matters of intelligence gathering. If you are the person that turns from the screen when Jack Bauer holds an ink pen to the eye of a terrorist on "24" - this is not the book for you. It takes an unflinching look at situations and people that many folks, sleeping in their warm beds at ...
Allyn & Bacon, 2008
Great book with ideas that anyone can benefit from.
This was a great book. I come from a technical background, and as most people know engineers are horrible at influencing others. But this book taught me a lot of simple ideas that are applicable in helping to motivate others to my point of view and also how to recognize when others are using these techniques and how to defend against them. The book has 6 different concepts and it goes into ...
American Institutions and Their Influence
Public Domain Books, 2005
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
We Are Lemmings Being Led By the Least of Us
I read this book for a graduate class in political philosophy. Ayn Rand (1905-1982), in this book written in 1937, expertly refutes collectivists schemes; such as, Communism and Fascism and shows the utter peril that collectivism poses to individual freedom. One of my favorite historians, Lord Acton, warned us in the 19th century "that socialism is slavery." This is a short novel about a ...
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Not much you can say about John Waters except wonderful, great, hilarious, insightful, touching. His writing is not just entertaining it is enlightening in that he is so objective. I love him and plan to read all of his books.
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
A Must Have, a Must Read, a Must Internalize Book...
There is a reason that this book has been so highly acclaimed worldwide by the entire spectrum... Dr. Robert Cialdini elegantly explains in an easy to understand manner what makes us tick... I'm glad you enjoyed reading this review- It's a pleasure to be of service to you. I'm sure, given the chance, you'd do the same for me! (you have to read the book to understand what I've just done ...
How To Win Friends and Influence People
Simon & Schuster
How to win Friends and influence people
Dale Carnegie has a way with people. After reading and applying this book on leadership, you too will have a way with people. If you have a desire to understand how to become the best boss you can be and have everyone want to work with you, these are the principles that will get you to that point. "How to Win Friends and Influence People," is the best book that I have read that helps you ...
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Still Relevant 25 Years Later
As anyone who follows my reviews likely knows, I am a big fan of George Orwell and, though I've read Huxley's Brave New World, it never burrowed its way into my mind the way 1984 did. Recently, however, a colleague of mine was teaching both novels in comparison, and used the forward to Amusing Ourselves to Death as an inspiration. Somehow, I had never heard of this book, but I was so interested ...
Influencer : The Power to Change Anything
This book will make you more effective in your personal and professional lives. I suggest taking notes while you are reading. It is that practical. The examples are excellent. The concepts are explained thoroughly. I am currently contemplating developing a professional development class based on the teachings shared here. The ROI on this book is incredible.
Intellectuals and Society
Intellectuals and Society is an All-time Top 10
I think one of these days I am going to publish a list of the top 10 books that every single thinking person has to read. For a conservative like myself, there are books that have played a formative role in developing, defining, and defending an ideology. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom and Kirk's The Roots of American Order come to mind - classic works that no serious conservative reader would ...
The End of Days
HarperCollins e-books, 2008
Very informative and interesting
This book in the author's series is mostly about cosmic timing, about why watching the heavens was so important for ancient people. They were expecting a return of their "gods", from space, and also the return of a great celestial body they called Nibiru, that returns to our solar system from time to time, often causing cataclysms and other huge changes on earth. Mr. Sitchin has done ...
Albion's Seed : Four British Folkways in America
Oxford University Press, 1991
What makes America great?
I'm not a history major - I'm just a seasoned business manager confused and frustrated by the evident and 'in-your-face' social and governmental destruction of our American culture and our historically successful way of life. We have become so conflicted as a people in recent years - we have become so divided in our politics and in our views of government. On the one hand we have the ...
There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA (Earth ...
Bear & Company
Do we want to learn the truth?
Do we, humanity want to learn the truth about our origin and history? If you have the courage and the curiousity to look at humanity and it's history in a very different way from what we learned at school or in bible studies, then this book is for you! Meticulously researched and presented it is a delight to read. I read it in one and a half days and I was sad when I finished it.
The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
Thomas Nelson, 2006
Very worthwhile reading!
Great book . . . just a note to say that it mentions availability of an online leadership assessment, instructing you to look for the access number on the dust jacket flap, but there is no dust jacket on the Kindle edition and therefore no access number. That turns out to be ok, because you can take the assessment anyway by going to the website itself. No number is needed.
Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance
Lambs to slaughter
As an active member of the Ignorant Party, beck is only to willing to exploit the racist home-schooled members of his cult. He spouts self made drama akin to the original National Socialist Party of Germany in the 1920's, and the ignorant/wanting people of Germany gladly believed. And Hitler rose to power. beck is the closest thing to a propagandist for Hitler America has ever seen. A cult ...
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Little, Brown and Company
Excellent survey of social psychology
I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in social psychological phenomena. My personal favorite study was the one done by Paul Ekman where Ekman demonstrated the universality of people's facial expressions. An excellent follow-up to this book is Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Goleman gets more into the mechanics of the snap decisions people make.
Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust
More than just a Web/Social Media Book
Trust Agents is definitely worth the read. It is well written and actionable, but it also holds some almost-hidden wisdom. The reader may think of the concepts presented in the book as "Social Media" tactics, but really the authors have done more. They have outlined some great concepts that can be utilized in business to business sales. As you read, think about how you can apply the ...
The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music
Must Read for Serious Musicians
I"m a professional musician. Been playing music for 24 years. This is perhaps the best book about music that I've ever read. If you want to get to a deeper level in your musicianship, read this book. Music is spiritual - that's inescapable. Are you keenly aware of this? Or do you think that's a lot of gobbly goop? Either way, read this book. If you want to understand the types of things that ...
Twelfth Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)
Incredibly Detailed Book
By reading The 12th Planet, very early on one comes to realize that Mr. Sitchin knows his subject very well. The paralelles he draws are so incredibly detailed and meticulously documented that he leaves no doubt in one's mind that he is at the very least a master in the sciences, religions, history, and languages of the ancient past, as well as the present. Thank You for writing this amazing ...
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