Scott Adams
Book Recommendations

  • The Plus

    The Plus

    The Plus

    Greg Gutfeld
    4.05 (766)

    New york times bestselling author greg gutfeld wants to be your new guru, and he hates himself for it.before greg gutfeld was a fox news star and a new york times bestselling author, he was a self-help writer for health magazines who had no idea what he was talking about. but now, after years of experience, he finally feels qualified to guide people on the journey of life—call this book punishment for his sins, and a huge reward for you!in the plus, greg teaches you how to brainwash yourself into

    Scott Adams

    Which book should I read first?

    Jul 29, 2020 — Source

  • Don't Burn This Book

    Don't Burn This Book

    Don't Burn This Book

    Dave Rubin
    Political Science
    3.75 (3,094)

    The progressive woke machine--from outrage mobs and online censorship to activists masquerading as journalists--is waging war against the last free thinkers in the world. this book is both an explanation of the current political upheaval and your guide to surviving it.america, and the west in general, is in the midst of an identity crisis that's headed towards an outright revolution. the progressive left, once the advocates of free expression and individual autonomy, now undermine these values at every turn. this uncomfortable truth has turned moderates and true liberals into the

    Scott Adams

    Just finished reading it. Great book!

    May 1, 2020 — Source

  • Pre-Suasion

    Pre-Suasion

    Pre-Suasion

    Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
    Business & Economics
    3.98 (7,705)

    The author of the legendary bestseller influence, social psychologist robert cialdini shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn’t lie in the message itself, but in the key moment before that message is delivered.what separates effective communicators from truly successful persuaders? using the same combination of rigorous scientific research and accessibility that made his influence an iconic bestseller, robert cialdini explains how to capitalize on the essential window of time before you deliver an important message. this “privileged moment for change” prepares people to be receptive

    Scott Adams

    Read Cialdini's new book, Pre-suasion, and thank me later

    May 28, 2019 — Source

  • Influence

    Influence

    Influence

    Robert B. Cialdini
    4.19 (125,953)

    Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. dr. robert cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. his thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.you'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. perfect for people in all walks of

    Scott Adams

    book that I think everybody should read

    Sep 22, 2015 — Source

  • The Algebra of Happiness

    The Algebra of Happiness

    The Algebra of Happiness

    Scott Galloway
    Business & Economics
    3.8 (4,083)

    Scott galloway teaches brand strategy at nyu's stern school of business, but often his class veers to life strategy. his students are smart and hardworking, but they struggle with life's biggest questions, just like the rest of us. what's the formula for a life well lived? how can you have a meaningful career, not just a lucrative one? is work/life balance really possible? what does it take to make a long-term relationship succeed?galloway explores these and many other questions in the take-no-prisoners style that has made him a sought-after commentator

    Scott Adams

    You'll pick up a number of good tips on happiness.

    May 28, 2019 — Source

  • Salt Sugar Fat

    Salt Sugar Fat

    Salt Sugar Fat

    Michael Moss
    Business & Economics
    3.98 (29,137)

    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 reporter michael moss shows how this happened. featuring examples from some of the most recognizable (and profitable) companies and brands of the last half century--including kraft, coca-cola, lunchables, kellogg, nestlé, oreos, cargill, capri

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Tweeter account

    Aug 6, 2018 — Source

  • The Happiness Equation

    The Happiness Equation

    The Happiness Equation

    Neil Pasricha
    Business & Economics
    3.86 (8,716)

    What’s the formula for a happy life? neil pasricha is a harvard mba, a walmart executive, a new york times–bestselling author, and a husband and dad. after selling more than a million copies of his book of awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application. in the happiness equation, pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. if that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven’t unlocked the 9 secrets to happiness. each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and

    Scott Adams

    I like both of these happiness books

    May 28, 2019 — Source

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.15 (1,093,096)

    Walter isaacson's "enthralling" (the new yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of apple cofounder steve jobs. based on more than forty interviews with steve jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--walter isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. isaacson's portrait touched millions of readers. at a time when

    Scott Adams

    I'm finally getting around to reading the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs. I'm fascinated...

    Apr 18, 2012 — Source

  • The Luck Factor

    The Luck Factor

    The Luck Factor

    Richard Wiseman
    Self-Help
    3.83 (1,380)

    Is luck just fate, or can you change it? a groundbreaking new scientific study of the phenomenon of luck and the ways we can bring good luck into our lives. what is luck? a psychic gift or a question of intelligence? and what is it that lucky people have that unlucky people lack? psychologist dr. richard wiseman put luck under a scientific microscope for the very first time, examining the different ways in which lucky and unlucky people think and behave. after three years of intensive interviews and experiments with

    Scott Adams

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

    Sep 22, 2015 — Source

  • Gorilla Mindset

    Gorilla Mindset

    Gorilla Mindset

    Mike Cernovich
    Control (Psychology)
    3.66 (2,504)

    Gorilla mindset is an entire system that, when coupled with specific mindset shifts and habits, will change the way you think, feel and live your life. applying gorilla mindset to your life (make no mistake, this is a book you must apply) will improve your health and fitness, lead to more money and career advancement, and help you have deeper, more meaningful relationships (or more casual ones; it’s your choice). your thinking will become clear. you will have more focus. you will know exactly what steps to take to change

    Scott Adams

    He has some of the most actionable and practical advice on how to get your mind right

    May 28, 2019 — Source

  • Influence

    Influence

    Influence

    Robert B. Cialdini
    4.18 (125,904)

    Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. dr. robert cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. his thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.you'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. perfect for people in all walks of

    Scott Adams

    if youre looking for a book that I think everybody should read, it would be a book called Influence,

    Sep 22, 2015 — Source

  • Invisible Influence

    Invisible Influence

    Invisible Influence

    Jonah Berger
    Business & Economics
    3.68 (2,762)

    If you’re like most people, you think your individual tastes and opinions drive your choices and behaviors. you wear a certain jacket because you liked how it looked. you picked a particular career because you found it interesting. the notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions is patently obvious. right? wrong. without our realizing it, other people’s behavior has a huge influence on everything we do at every moment of our lives, from the mundane to the momentous. even strangers have an impact on

    Scott Adams

    Might be a little bit approachable

    May 28, 2019 — Source

  • The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    Charles Duhigg
    Self-Help
    4.12 (417,903)

    A young woman walks into a laboratory. over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. she has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. the patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.marketers at procter & gamble study videos of people making their beds. they are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called febreze, on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history. suddenly, one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern—and

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • Win Your Case

    Win Your Case

    Win Your Case

    Gerry Spence
    Law
    3.76 (461)

    Gerry spence is perhaps america's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. in win your case, spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review,

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • The Design of Everyday Things

    The Design of Everyday Things

    The Design of Everyday Things

    Donald A. Norman
    Design
    4.13 (36,656)

    Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans -- from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools -- must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for anyone who has to use anything created by another human. it could forever change how you experience and interact with your physical surroundings, open your eyes to the perversity of bad design and the desirability of good design, and raise your expectations about how things should be designed.b & w photographs and illustrations throughout.

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams website

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • How to Write a Good Advertisement
    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • The One Sentence Persuasion Course - 27 Words to Make the World Do Your Bidding

    The One Sentence Persuasion Course - 27 Words to Make the World Do Your Bidding

    The One Sentence Persuasion Course - 27 Words to Make the World Do Your Bidding

    Blair Warren
    4.37 (872)

    Note: this is the and version of the one sentence persuasion course - not the free version that was initially released in 2005. the original material was updated and expanded several years later and re-released as a commercial mp3 product. this kindle version contains all the material from the mp3 and is the only place you will find the expanded version in written form. if you've only read the original free version of the one sentence persuasion course, you haven't read anything yet. (8,500 words) even the most powerful persuasion

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams website

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • Trump

    Trump

    Trump

    Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
    3.66 (18,966)

    Trump reveals the business secrets that have made him america’s foremost deal maker!“i like thinking big. i always have. to me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—donald j. trump here is trump in action—how he runs his business and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the new york city skyline. but even a maverick plays by rules, and trump has

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • Trump

    Trump

    Trump

    Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
    3.66 (18,967)

    Trump reveals the business secrets that have made him america’s foremost deal maker!“i like thinking big. i always have. to me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—donald j. trump here is trump in action—how he runs his business and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the new york city skyline. but even a maverick plays by rules, and trump has

    Scott Adams

    I recommend reading these books

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • Impossible to Ignore

    Impossible to Ignore

    Impossible to Ignore

    Carmen Simon
    3.86 (375)

    A groundbreaking approach to creating memorable messages that are easy to process, hard to forget, and impossible to ignore using the latest in brain scienceaudiences forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. but people make decisions and act based on what they remember, so a pragmatic approach for the effective communicator is to be deliberate about the 10 percent that audiences do retain. otherwise, content recall is random and inconsistent.many experts have offered techniques on how to improve your own memory, but not how to influence other people

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams website

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • The Secret of Selling Anything

    The Secret of Selling Anything

    The Secret of Selling Anything

    Harry Browne
    4.41 (237)

    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 even if they were appropriate, how would you have thought of them at the right time?if you've read books on selling before or listened to "sales experts," you're probably

    Scott Adams

    I recommend reading these books

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Daniel Kahneman
    Psychology
    4.16 (389,431)

    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 fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. the impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • What Every Body is Saying

    What Every Body is Saying

    What Every Body is Saying

    Joe Navarro,Marvin Karlins
    3.89 (25,513)

    He says that's his best offer. is it?she says she agrees. does she?the interview went great - or did it?he said he'd never do it again. but he did.read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. joe navarro, a former fbi counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. you'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. you will discover:the

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List

    Jan 24, 2018 — Source

  • The Secret of Selling Anything

    The Secret of Selling Anything

    The Secret of Selling Anything

    Harry Browne
    4.41 (237)

    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 even if they were appropriate, how would you have thought of them at the right time?if you've read books on selling before or listened to "sales experts," you're probably

    Scott Adams

    Recommended read on Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List

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