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Scott Raymond Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, and business.
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Salt Sugar Fat
How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Michael Moss - Feb 18, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese and 70 pounds of sugar. They ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, almost none of which comes from salt shakers. It comes from processed food, an industry that hauls in $1 trillion in annual sales. In Salt Sugar Fat, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report...
Scott Adams
Aug 05, 2018
@evaneugenescott @MLeeJohnson @HawkofNewYork Food preferences come largely from the food, not from the people. I have cravings for chocolate until I stay away from it long enough to realize it wasn't my free will making me eat it, just a chemically induced addiction. See Sugar, Fat, Salt book.     source
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Pre-Suasion
A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
Robert Cialdini - Jun 05, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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The acclaimed New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Robert Cialdini—“the foremost expert on effective persuasion” (Harvard Business Review)—explains how it’s not necessarily the message itself that changes minds, but the key moment before you deliver that message.What separates effective communicators from truly successful persuade...
Scott Adams
Sep 06, 2016
Read Cialdini's new book, Pre-suasion, and thank me later.     source
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie - Jan 03, 2020 (first published in 1936)
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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie's first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice th...
Scott Adams
Persuasion Reading List.     source
Impossible to Ignore
Carmen Simon - Nov 22, 2016
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A groundbreaking approach to creating memorable messages that are easy to process hard to forget and impossible to ignore—using the latest in brain science...
Scott Adams
Persuasion Reading List.     source
How to Write a Good Advertisement
Victor O. Schwab - Nov 10, 2015
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2015 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This is in effect a short course in copywriting, wherein Schwab offers concise, specific and tested information on every phase of copywriting, including: 100 good headlines and why they work; What the Illustration should and shou...
Scott Adams
Persuasion Reading List.     source
Trump
The Art of the Deal
Donald J. Trump - Oct 06, 2015 (first published in 1987)
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Presidential candidate and former host of The Apprentice Donald J. Trump reveals the business secrets that have made him Americas foremost deal maker! I like thinking big. I always have. To me its very simple: If youre going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.Donald J. Trump  Here is Trump in actionhow he runs his business and how h...
Scott Adams
Persuasion Reading List.     source
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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg - Jan 07, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LISTWith a new Afterword by the authorIn The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that...
Scott Adams
Persuasion Reading List.     source
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - Apr 02, 2013
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
Scott Adams
Persuasion Reading List.     source
Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson - Oct 24, 2011
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, a...
Scott Adams
I’m fascinated by the discussion of how Jobs developed what became known as the Reality Distortion Field. Apparently Jobs had a lifelong battle with reality and won.     source
Influence
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - Aug 07, 2008 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a sales...
Scott Adams
100 percent of effective people seem to have read Influence. In fact, it’s one of those things that when I meet somebody and they’re operating at a pretty high level, if you mention this book, they’ve all read it.     source
The Secret of Selling Anything
A road map to success for the salesman… who is not aggressive, who is not a “smooth talker,” and who is not an extrovert
Harry Browne - Jul 17, 2008 (first published in 2012)
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If you've read other selling books, you're probably tired of the false promises that never quite work out. You're probably tired of being told "you can do it if you just believe you can."You're probably tired of reading about tricks that made a particular sale ~ tricks that may have been appropriate to a particular situation, but not yours ~ and ev...
Scott Adams
Persuasion Reading List.     source
What Every Body Is Saying by Joe Navarro
Win Your Case by Gerry Spence