Yes! (Paperback)

60 secrets from the science of persuasion

Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Robert B. Cialdini

Featuring ten new chapters - one for each year - that reveal even more secrets of persuasion.

Since its publication in 2007, Yes! has shown how small changes can make a big difference to everyone's powers of persuasion - both at work and at home.

Every day, we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say 'yes' to our requests? Based on decades of research into the psychology of persuasion, this book reveals many remarkable insights that will help you be more persuasive both at work and at home.

Co-written by the world's most quoted expert on influence, Professor Robert Cialdini, Yes! contains dozens of tips that you wouldn't want to miss out on - all of them scientifically proven to boost your powers of persuasion.

This special tenth Anniversary edition features ten new chapters of updated research and fresh secrets of persuasion. You will find out how to stop your listeners getting bored, what you can do on your commute to increase your influence, and why being second place is worse than being third. Whether you want someone to promote you, take their medicine, reduce their carbon footprint or even give you their vote, Yes! shows how small changes in your approach can have a dramatic effect on your success.

Publication date: 06/04/2017

£9.99

ISBN: 9781781257425

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Yes! (Ebook)

60 secrets from the science of persuasion

Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Robert B. Cialdini

Featuring ten new chapters - one for each year - that reveal even more secrets of persuasion.

Since its publication in 2007, Yes! has shown how small changes can make a big difference to everyone's powers of persuasion - both at work and at home.

Every day, we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say 'yes' to our requests? Based on decades of research into the psychology of persuasion, this book reveals many remarkable insights that will help you be more persuasive both at work and at home.

Co-written by the world's most quoted expert on influence, Professor Robert Cialdini, Yes! contains dozens of tips that you wouldn't want to miss out on - all of them scientifically proven to boost your powers of persuasion.

This special tenth Anniversary edition features ten new chapters of updated research and fresh secrets of persuasion. You will find out how to stop your listeners getting bored, what you can do on your commute to increase your influence, and why being second place is worse than being third. Whether you want someone to promote you, take their medicine, reduce their carbon footprint or even give you their vote, Yes! shows how small changes in your approach can have a dramatic effect on your success.

Publication date: 06/04/2017

£6.99

ISBN: 9781782833031

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B01KAEKINE

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Reviews for Yes!

'Completely changed my way of looking at the world ... Yes! is the Freakonomics of social psychology. It's a handbook to the world. Don't miss out.'

Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor The Times

'Read this book. ... perfectly pitched for smart businesspeople'

Octavius Black Management Today

'Surprising, provocative, fun.'

Tim Harford, Author The Undercover Economist

'In a world where persuasion is a more and more important part of what governments and organisations have to do, this book is invaluable.'

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA 

'A book filled with wisdom'

Richard H. Thaler, co-author of 'Nudge' 

'This book ranks in the top 10 business books that I've ever read'

Guy Kawasaki, author The Art of the Start

'Are there any nice little books I could buy as a present that wouldn't insult the recipient's intelligence? Yes. Or rather Yes!. It will help you understand why you're buying Christmas presents when you don't want to and when the people you're buying them for don't want you to either.'

Stuart Jeffries Guardian

'If a CEO or head of state was limited to a single advisor my nomination would be Bob Cialdini, the world's most practical social psychologist and master of "influence". In this book Cialdini teams up with a gifted young scholar and a seasoned consultant to produce a book filled with wisdom. Read it and the next time someone asks you to sell snow to the Eskimos or solve global warming you will say "sure, but do you have anything hard I can do?"'

Richard H. Thaler, co-author Nudge

Noah Goldstein

Noah Goldstein

Noah Goldstein is a professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he has won awards for both teaching and research. His most recent book is The small BIG. His previous book, Yes!, also co-authored with Martin and Cialdini, is a New York Times bestseller translated in over twenty-five languages. Goldstein has also served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of two Fortune Global 500 companies.

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Steve Martin is the co-author of the New York Times International bestseller Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion. His work in the field of persuasion science has featured widely in the global media. His regular business columns for the British Airways in-flight magazine and the Harvard Business Review are read by over 2 million people each month. He is a guest lecturer at the London Business School and the University of Cambridge.

Robert B. Cialdini

Robert B. Cialdini

Extensive scholarly training in the psychology of influence, together with over 30 years of research into the subject, has earned Dr. Cialdini an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the results of more than 30 years of study into the reasons why people comply with requests in business settings. Worldwide, Influence has sold over one million copies. Influence has been published in twenty languages and consistently ranks within the top one half of one percent of books sold on Amazon.com. In the field of influence and persuasion, Dr. Cialdini is the most cited living social psychologist in the world today. Dr. Cialdini received his Ph.D from the University of North Carolina and post doctoral training from Columbia University. He has held Visiting Scholar Appointments at Ohio State University, the University of California, the Annenberg School of Communications, and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. Currently, Dr Cialdini holds dual appointments at Arizona State University. He is a W.P. Carey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Regents' Professor of Psychology, where he has also been named Distinguished Graduate Research Professor. Dr. Cialdini is President of Influence At Work, an international consulting, strategic planning and training organization based on the Six Principles of Influence. Dr. Cialdini's clients include such organizations as Advanta, IBM, Washington Mutual Group of Funds, Coca Cola, KPMG, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Kodak, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide Insurance, Pfizer, Northern Trust, Prudential, The Mayo Clinic, Glaxo Wellcome, Harvard University – Kennedy School, The Weather Channel, the United States Department of Justice, and NATO.

Dr. Robert Cialdini is Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University. He is also president of INFLUENCE AT WORK. Harvard Business Review calls Dr. Cialdini "the leading social scientist in the field of influence." His book, Influence, was named by Inc. magazine as one of the Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time and has been published in twenty-eight languages. Influence is a New York Times bestseller and has sold over 2 million copies.

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