Supercommunicators


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit, a fascinating exploration of what makes conversations work—and how we can all learn to be supercommunicators at work and in life “A winning combination of stories, studies, and guidance that might well transform the worst communicators you know into some of the best.”—Adam Grant, author of Think Again and Hidden Potential Come inside a jury room as one juror leads a starkly divided room to consensus. Join a young CIA officer as he recruits a reluctant foreign agent. And sit with an accomplished surgeon as he tries, and fails, to convince yet another cancer patient to opt for the less risky course of treatment. In Supercommunicators, Charles Duhigg blends deep research and his trademark storytelling skills to show how we can all learn to identify and leverage the hidden layers that lurk beneath every conversation. Communication is a superpower and the best communicators understand that whenever we speak, we’re actually participating in one of three conversations: practical (What’s this really about?), emotional (How do we feel?), and social (Who are we?). If you don’t know what kind of conversation you’re having, you’re unlikely to connect. Supercommunicators know the importance of recognizing—and then matching—each kind of conversation, and how to hear the complex emotions, subtle negotiations, and deeply held beliefs that color so much of what we say and how we listen. Our experiences, our values, our emotional lives—and how we see ourselves, and others—shape every discussion, from who will pick up the kids to how we want to be treated at work. In this book, you will learn why some people are able to make themselves heard, and to hear others, so clearly. With his storytelling that takes us from the writers’ room of The Big Bang Theory to the couches of leading marriage counselors, Duhigg shows readers how to recognize these three conversations—and teaches us the tips and skills we need to navigate them more successfully. In the end, he delivers a simple but powerful lesson: With the right tools, we can connect with anyone.




Summary of Charles Duhigg's Supercommunicators


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Get the Summary of Charles Duhigg's Supercommunicators in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. "Supercommunicators" delves into the art of effective communication, emphasizing the importance of understanding and actively participating in conversations to foster meaningful connections. The book shares the story of Jim Lawler, a CIA operative who learned that building trust through effective communication was key to his success in recruiting spies. It explores the concept of neurological synchronization in communication, where individuals' brain activities align, enhancing trust and understanding...




Summary of Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg:How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection


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Supercommunicators Communication serves as the fundamental building block of human interaction. Whether it involves sharing ideas or establishing relationships, effective communication shapes our daily experiences and influences the outcomes of our interactions. In today's digital era, where communication avenues are plentiful, mastering this skill is more crucial than ever. Imagine effortlessly steering conversations towards positive outcomes, diffusing tension, building rapport, and expressing thoughts clearly and convincingly. These are the traits of what we term "supercommunicators."







Supercommunicator


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This book recognizes that explaining what you do and why it's important drives funding, policy decisions, media exposure, public awareness, and customer adoption. In our increasingly complicated and data-driven world, it takes a true genius to create, develop, and manage the complex technological systems and resources driving the marketplace. The good news is our schools are producing increasing amounts of these incredible brainiacs. The bad news is, they are often the only ones who can comprehend their accomplishment and why the world is better for it. Therefore, the ability to communicate technical content to nontechnical listeners is a skill no techy can afford to not master. In Supercommunicator, learn how to: Distill details and data into big ideas Deliver meaning to audiences Use storytelling to captivate and educate Humanize content to make complicated ideas more tangible Layer harder ideas on top of easier ideas Strip away complex language, jargon, and acronyms Use analogies to explain unfamiliar areas Your latest technical development deserves more funding, media exposure, and public awareness--but nobody understands what it means! Supercommunicator reveals how to make the complex comprehensible, and the dry deeply compelling.




Creative Pep Talk


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Every artist needs a little pep talk now and then. An inspiring tool and beautiful art book in one, Creative Pep Talk offers illustrated words of wisdom from 50 of today's leading creative professionals. With full-color, typographic prints and explanatory statements from a host of creative luminaries—including Aaron James Draplin, Oliver Jeffers, Lisa Congdon, Mike Perry, and many others—this volume encourages artists to stay excited, experiment boldly, and conquer fear. "Create curiosity," "Learn to say no," and "If you can't be good, be different" are just a few of the motivational maxims in this visually rich collection that's perfect for students, designers, artists, and creatives at any stage in their careers.




Small Talk that Doesn’t Suck


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No one likes 'networking', and the process of meeting new people can sometimes be like pulling teeth. How are you, how many siblings do you have, did you have a commute, how long have you lived here, where did you go to university...?! YIKES. Let's change small talk into real talk that leads to rapport and deeper friendships. SMALL TALK THAT DOESN'T SUCK - the title tells you all you need to know. How to go from a stranger to a deeper connection extremely quickly, while avoiding most of the awkwardness and useless topics that are inherent. You'll understand what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. Extremely specific guidelines and prompts in this book to keep people engaged and opening up in any conversation. What to say and when to say to be likable, connect, and make a memorable impression. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He suffered for years as a shy introvert and managed to boil human interaction down to a science - first for himself, and now for you. NO MORE: interview mode, awkward silence, or struggling to hold people’s attention. - Reading and working with different types of conversational energy and flow - Adding salt and acid to an interaction - what and how?! - Why and when you should mention your flaws, and how they are like conversational bait - What is "medium" talk and how to skip directly to it - Six guidelines to the art of asking amazing questions - Storytelling 101 - How to use interruptions to your advantage?! Become someone who is magnetic and who can make new friends in any situation. Simple conversation is the gatekeeper to friendships, your dream career, romance, and overall happiness. The ability to connect with anyone is an underrated superpower. People will be more drawn to you without even knowing why, and never again people will people be bored talking to you. You’ll never run out of things to say when you master these conversation tactics.




From the Basement to the Dome


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How a bottom-up problem-solving ethos, multidisciplinary approach, and experimental mindset has nurtured entrepreneurship at MIT. MIT is world-famous as a launching pad for entrepreneurs. MIT alumni have founded at least 30,000 active companies, employing an estimated 4.6 million people, with revenues of approximately $1.9 trillion. In the 2010s, twenty to thirty ventures were spun off each year to commercialize technologies developed in MIT labs (with intellectual property licensed by MIT to these companies); in the same decade, MIT graduates started an estimated 100 firms per year. How has MIT become such a hotbed of entrepreneurship? In From the Basement to the Dome, Jean-Jacques Degroof describes how MIT's problem-solving ethos, multidisciplinary approach, and experimental mindset nurture entrepreneurship. Degroof explains that, at first, the culture of entrepreneurship sprang from such extracurricular activities as forums, clubs, and competitions. Eventually, the Institute formally supported these activities, offering courses in entrepreneurship. Degroof describes why entrepreneurship is so uniquely aligned with MIT's culture: a history of bottom-up decision-making, a tradition of academic excellence, a keen interest in problem-solving, a belief in experimentation, and a tolerance for failure on the way to success. Entrepreneurship is the logical outcome of MIT's motto, Mens et Manus (mind and hand) ), translating theories and scientific discoveries into products and businesses--many of which have the goal of solving some of the world's most pressing problems. Degroof maps MIT's current entrepreneurial ecosystem of students, faculty, and researchers; considers the effectiveness of teaching entrepreneurship; and outlines ways that the MIT story could inspire conversations in other institutions about promoting entrepreneurship.




The Runaway


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"Petrie has a preternatural talent for ratcheting up suspense."--New York Times Book Review When Peter Ash rescues a stranded woman, he finds she’s in far deeper trouble than he could ever imagine in the powerful new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series. War veteran Peter Ash is driving through northern Nebraska when he encounters a young pregnant woman alone on a gravel road, her car dead. Peter offers her a lift, but what begins as an act of kindness soon turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across the lonely highways with the woman’s vicious ex-cop husband hot on their trail. The pregnant woman has seen something she was never meant to see . . . but protecting her might prove to be more than Peter can handle. In order to save the woman and himself, Peter must use everything he has learned during his time as a Marine, including his knowledge of human nature, in order to escape a ruthless killer with instincts and skills that match—and perhaps exceed—Peter’s own.




Managing (in) Networks


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This book offers network managers perspetives and practical advice: What is the basis for vibrant networking? What kind of leadership is needed? What are the required tools and steps? This book is based on research and practical work with dozens of networks. D.Sc. (Econ.) Timo Järvensivu has studied and developed public service and non-profit network management for over 15 years, initially as a university researcher and currently as a full-time entrepreneur and trainer.