Friday, December 21, 2012

What I learned from Robert Cialdini's "Influence" book


  1. Hohohoho and Merry christmas to you too. That´s one of the reasons there´s no TV in our house. You *do* know that it might just be your former employer that suggested this kind of tactics, right?

  2. Why do Hare Khrisna's like to give flowers to strangers? I'm curious!

  3. I loved that one :D and I'm brazilian, sorry for the terrible english

  4. Wow, you really are naive!!!

    Take a look at the following statements. Do you believe them?

    [1] Breakfast is the best meal of the day.

    [2] A classic American breakfast consists of bacon and eggs.

    If you believe either of these two statements, you are an open fool. We know for a fact who created these ideas and how. His name is Edward Bernays and he was Freud's nephew.

    Also, this is not a "theory" since he was so proud of his techniques that he even wrote a book teaching people how to use them. It's called Propaganda (and it's a masterpiece of "evil" genius.)

    Evil in this context just means that other people are smarter than the stupid people. Sadly, 50% will always be below the median so sucks to be them, I suppose. Not much can be done about pesky statistics.

    You can read one of his papers for free. Manipulating Public Opinion (

  5. you should check out Robert Cialdini's animated video on The Science of Persuasion.