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From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase.
But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges:
Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight.
Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now.
To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.
Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book--one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.
About the Author
Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative Books and Magazines about the changing world of work -- including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His Books and Magazines have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Pink's latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal Business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller.
In 2013, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. He serves on the board of directors and advisory boards of several non-profits and startup companies.
A graduate of Northwestern University and Yale Law School, Pink lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children.
Publisher: Canongate Books and Magazines Ltd; Main edition (January 16, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
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