1. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)
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 life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.
2. Consumer Behavior: Building Marketing Strategy
Consumer Behavior: Building Marketing Strategy builds on theory to provide students with a usable, strategic understanding of consumer behavior that acknowledges recent changes in internal and external influences, global marketing environments, and the discipline overall.
Updated with strategy-based examples from an author team with a deep understanding of each principle’s business applications, current and classic examples of both text and visual advertisements throughout the text will serve to engage students and bring the material to life. The 13th edition of Mothersbaugh/Hawkins is tech-forward in both format and content, featuring the addition of Connect’s robust digital suite, including SmartBook and other assignable interactives to help students learn, apply, and expand upon core marketing concepts and make assignment management and outcomes-based reporting easy.
3. Methods of Persuasion: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior
Over 15,000 copies sold!
Using principles from cognitive psychology, Nick Kolenda developed a unique way to subconsciously influence people’s thoughts. He developed a “mind reading” stage show depicting that phenomenon, and his demonstrations have been seen by over a million people across the globe.
Methods of Persuasion reveals that secret for the first time. You’ll learn how to use those principles to influence people’s thoughts in your own life.
Drawing from academic research in psychology, the entire book culminates a powerful 7-step persuasion process that follows the acronym, METHODS:
- Step 1: Mold Their Perception
- Step 2: Elicit Congruent Attitudes
- Step 3: Trigger Social Pressure
- Step 4: Habituate Your Message
- Step 5: Optimize Your Message
- Step 6: Drive Their Momentum
- Step 7: Sustain Their Compliance
4. Consumer Behavior: Buying, Having, and Being (11th Edition)
Michael R. Solomon goes beyond the discussion of why people buy things and explores how products, services, and consumption activities contribute to shape people’s social experiences.
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:
- Improve Results with MyMarketingLab: MyMarketingLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning.
- Digital Consumer Focus: This text continues to highlight and celebrate the brave new world of digital consumer behavior.
- Help Students Apply the Case to the Chapter’s Contents: A case study has been added to the end of each chapter along with discussion questions to help students apply the case to the chapter’s contents.
- Keep your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, exercises, and research findings appear throughout the text.
5. Urge: Why You Really Want What You Want (And How To Make Everyone Want What You’ve Got)
People do weird things…For example, why do people flock to a sale if they can “buy two shirts and get a third shirt half off” but not when they can “spend $25 on three shirts instead of $30?” Why do people trust a drug named Levitra, but not one called Vardenafil (…despite the fact that both are the exact same drug)? Why does a product selling for $50.00 seem so much more expensive than a similar one selling for $49.99?
In Urge, Dr. James Mourey addresses these questions and more. Mourey begins with two admissions: 1) he likes to judge people, and 2) people-watching is his favorite pastime (but not in like a creepy, voyeuristic sort of way). Consumers, it turns out, are fun to watch not just because of the crazy, seemingly irrational things they do, but also because of astonishingly efficient and automatic choices they make on a day-to-day basis.
6. Advertising and Promotion: An Integrated Marketing Communications Perspective, 10th Edition
In this 10th edition, Belch/Belch introduces students to the fast-changing field of advertising and promotion. While advertising is its primary focus, it is more than just an introductory advertising text because there is more to most organisations’ promotional programs than just advertising. The changes happening in the world of advertising are leading marketers and their agencies to approach advertising and promotion from an integrated marketing communications (IMC) perspective, which calls for a “big picture” approach to planning marketing and promotion programs and coordinating the various communication functions.
To understand the role of advertising and promotion in today’s business world, one must recognise how a firm can use all the promotional tools to communicate with its customers. This 10th edition, with its integrated marketing communications perspective (the theme of the text), catapults the reader into the business practices of the 21st century.
7. The Business Idea Factory: A World-Class System for Creating Successful Business Ideas
The Business Idea Factory is an effective and easy-to-use system for creating successful business ideas. It is based on 10 years of research into idea-generation techniques used by the world’s best scientists, artists, CEOs, entrepreneurs and innovators.
The book is entertaining to read, has plenty of stories and offers bits of wisdom necessary to increase the quantity and quality of ideas that you create multiple times.
Once you begin applying strategies described in this book, you will create successful business ideas regularly and make your life more adventurous. You will realize that there are few things that can bring as much joy and success in business as the moment when an excellent idea comes to your head.
8. What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
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 ancient survival instincts that drive body language
- Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person’s true feelings
- What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives
- The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments
- Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust
- Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority
9. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry – even to your bosses – but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant – or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses.
It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days – Jonah – to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex’s fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.
10. Consumer Behavior (10th Edition)
Consumer Behavior explores how the examination and application of consumer behavior is central to the planning, development, and implementation of marketing strategies.
Consumer Behavior: Its Origin and Strategic and Applications; Introduction to the Consumer Research Process; Market Segmentation; Consumer Motivation; Personality and Consumer Behavior; Consumer Perception; Consumer Learning; Consumer Attitude Formation and Change; Communication and Consumer Behavior; The Family and Its Social Class Standing; Influence of Culture on Consumer Behavior; Subcultures and Consumer Behavior; Cross Cultural and Global Consumer Behavior; Diffusion of Innovations; Consumer Decision Making and Beyond; Consumers Social Responsibility and Green Marketing
For readers interested in studying consumer behavior and/or marketing.