The Like Switch Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Like Switch


  • Author : Jack Schafer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476754482

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The Like Switch Excerpt :

Offers advice and strategies for readers to get others to like them, assess truthfulness, and read the body behavior of others.

The Truth Detector Book

The Truth Detector


  • Author : Jack Schafer
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982139070

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The Truth Detector Excerpt :

This paradigm shifting how-to guide effortlessly teaches you how to outwit liars and get them to reveal the truth—from former FBI agent and author of the “practical and insightful” (William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes) bestseller The Like Switch. Unlike many other books on lie detection and behavioral analysis, this revolutionary guide reveals the FBI-developed practice of elicitation, the field-tested technique for encouraging people to provide information they would otherwise keep secret. Now you can learn this astonishing method directly from the expert who created this technique and pioneered it for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program. Filled with easy-to-follow, accessible lessons reinforced by fascinating stories of how to put these skills into action using natural human behaviors, The Truth Detector shows you all of the tips and techniques you need to gain someone’s trust and get liars to reveal the truth.

It s a Jungle in There Book

It s a Jungle in There


  • Author : Steven Schussler
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 1402792778

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It s a Jungle in There Excerpt :

Drawing on his own success in building a profitable restaurant business, the author discusses finding new methods of creativity to help achieve success in business, including self-branding and developing strategic partnerships.

Psychological Narrative Analysis Book

Psychological Narrative Analysis


  • Author : John R. Schafer
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Content analysis (Communication)
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780398079802

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Psychological Narrative Analysis Excerpt :

During the authorOCOs 25 years as a police officer and FBI special agent, he witnessed countless lies told for a variety of reasons in every imaginable circumstance from petty criminals to sophisticated international spies, each with differing levels of ability to lie convincingly. This led to groundbreaking research examining the grammatical differences between truthful and deceptive narratives and the development of organized word and grammar patterns. This robust Psychological Narrative Analysis (PNA) system tests truthfulness in both written and oral communications and provides clues to the communication styles and behavioral characteristics of others. PNA techniques identify specific words, speech patterns, and grammar structures that reveal clues to a personOCOs personality, which helps evaluate the veracity of what they say. The first part of the book presents a full range of PNA techniques in concise, everyday language, including word clues, human communication and deception, lying by obfuscation, lying by omission, the micro-action interview, and testing for deception. Examples accompany each technique where applicable. The second part offers examples of PNA using oral and written communications taken from actual cases or real-life situations. Substantial appendices review the PNA of written and oral communications, along with practice statements for the reader, followed by a PNA of those exercises."

Switch Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Switch


  • Author : Chip Heath
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307590169

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Switch Excerpt :

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: • The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients • The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping • The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

Face Value Book

Face Value


  • Author : Alexander Todorov
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400885725

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Face Value Excerpt :

The scientific story of first impressions—and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrect We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second—and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us.

Zen Flesh  Zen Bones Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Zen Flesh Zen Bones


  • Author : Paul Reps
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998-09-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462902989

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Zen Flesh Zen Bones Excerpt :

"It has stayed with me for the last 30 years, a classic portraying Zen mind to our linear thinking." --Phil Jackson, Head Coach of the Chicago Bulls and author of Sacred Hoops Zen Flesh, Zen Bones offers a collection of accessible, primary Zen sources so that readers can contemplate the meaning of Zen for themselves. Within the pages, readers will find: 101 Zen Stories, a collection of tales that recount actual experiences of Chinese and Japanese Zen teachers over a period of more than five centuries The Gateless Gate, the famous thirteenth-century collection of Zen koans Ten Bulls, a twelfth century commentary on the stages of awareness leading to enlightenment Centering, a 4,000 year-old teaching from India that some consider to be the roots of Zen. When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957, it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American Zen teachers, students, and practitioners. Its popularity is as high today as ever.

Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River Book

Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River


  • Author : Jung Young Moon
  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941920862

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Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River Excerpt :

In his inimitable, recursive, meditative style that reads like a comedic zen koan but contains universes, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River recounts Korean cult writer's Jung Young Moon’s time spent at an artist’s and writers residency in small-town Texas. In an attempt to understand what a “true Texan should know,” the author reflects on his outsider experiences in this most unique of places, learning to two-step, musing on cowboy hats and cowboy churches, blending his observations with a meditative rumination on the history of Texas and the events that shaped the state, from the first settlers to Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald. All the while, the author is asking what a novel is and must be, while accompanied by a fictional cast of seven samurai who the author invents and carries with him, silent companions in a pantomime of existential theater. Jung blends fact with imagination, humor with reflection, and meaning with meaninglessness, as his meanderings become an absorbing, engaging, quintessential novel of ideas.

Speak Like Churchill  Stand Like Lincoln Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Speak Like Churchill Stand Like Lincoln


  • Author : James C. Humes
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2009-02-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307559913

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Speak Like Churchill Stand Like Lincoln Excerpt :

Turn any presentation into a landmark occasion “I love this book. I’ve followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now.”—Chris Matthews, Hardball Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history’s greatest speakers. Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes—who wrote speeches for five American presidents—shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. Inside, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

The Five Flirting Styles Book

The Five Flirting Styles


  • Author : Jeffrey Hall
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780373892730

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The Five Flirting Styles Excerpt :

Shows those looking for love how to identify their natural flirting style and use it to flirt smarter and attract the best person for them.

The Undercover Edge Book

The Undercover Edge


  • Author : Derrick Levasseur
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-01-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492650607

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The Undercover Edge Excerpt :

In a televised social experiment before millions of viewers, police sergeant Derrick Levasseur demonstrated that techniques used by undercover detectives could help people achieve their goals in everyday social situations. The result: he walked away with more than half a million dollars. In The Undercover Edge, Derrick shares his personal mind-set surrounding human behavior and motivation. Even more than that, he provides easy yet groundbreaking tools acquired while overcoming personal adversity and working more than a decade in law enforcement, showing readers: • The power of observation and creating a profile • The effect of using silence to extract and evaluate information • The benefits of interpreting body language and developing your sixth sense • The importance of self-awareness and adapting to your environment • The value of developing a personal ops plan with a defined mission Derrick's approach allows readers to create a solid foundation in their lives, build confidence personally and professionally, and push themselves to become stronger, more capable leaders.

100 Words To Make You Sound Smart Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

100 Words To Make You Sound Smart


  • Author : Editors of the American Heritage Di
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2006-10-04
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547350189

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100 Words To Make You Sound Smart Excerpt :

This title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect. The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian). There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained. 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to “say it right”—and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,620 Ratings

The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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The Book Thief Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Little Engine That Could Book
Score: 4
From 79 Ratings

The Little Engine That Could


  • Author : Watty Piper
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593426432

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The Little Engine That Could Excerpt :

Make family reading a regular and cherished activity with The Little Engine That Could and READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER, a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine. The kindness and determination of the Little Blue Engine have inspired millions of children around the world since the story was first published in 1930. Cherished by readers for ninety years, The Little Engine That Could is a classic tale of a little engine that, despite her size, triumphantly pulls a train full of wonderful things to the children waiting on the other side of a mountain. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of determination and kindness to younger readers with this classic picture book! Don't miss READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER throughout July and be sure to celebrate the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child. Picture books in the READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER program are available at a low price for a limited time so that families everywhere can make the most of storytime. Other titles include: Horton Hears a Who (Dr. Seuss) Llama Llama Misses Mama (Anna Dewdney) Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go (Richard Scarry) The Little Engine That Could (Watty Piper) The Very Busy Spider (Eric Carle)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book
Score: 3.5
From 532 Ratings

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219303

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Excerpt :

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.