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What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment. The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Olivia Fox Cabane
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-03-29
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101560303

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A fascinating examination of technological utopianism and its complicated consequences. In The Charisma Machine, Morgan Ames chronicles the life and legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and explains why—despite its failures—the same utopian visions that inspired OLPC still motivate other projects trying to use technology to “disrupt” education and development. Announced in 2005 by MIT Media Lab cofounder Nicholas Negroponte, One Laptop per Child promised to transform the lives of children across the Global South with a small, sturdy, and cheap laptop computer, powered by a hand crank. In reality, the project fell short in many ways—starting with the hand crank, which never materialized. Yet the project remained charismatic to many who were captivated by its claims of access to educational opportunities previously out of reach. Behind its promises, OLPC, like many technology projects that make similarly grand claims, had a fundamentally flawed vision of who the computer was made for and what role technology should play in learning. Drawing on fifty years of history and a seven-month study of a model OLPC project in Paraguay, Ames reveals that the laptops were not only frustrating to use, easy to break, and hard to repair, they were designed for “technically precocious boys”—idealized younger versions of the developers themselves—rather than the children who were actually using them. The Charisma Machine offers a cautionary tale about the allure of technology hype and the problems that result when utopian dreams drive technology development.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Morgan G. Ames
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2019-11-19
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780262537445

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The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane is a book in the self-help genre that instructs the reader on how to develop and maintain a charismatic persona in business and personal life. The stereotype is that charismatic people are born with this trait and that it cannot be learned. In reality, charisma is a skill that can be developed, turned on and off, and used in different forms depending on what the situation requires… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Charisma Myth · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
Release: 2016-02-29
File: 36 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781945048159

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Some people have the ability to enter a room and draw instant attention, effortlessly exuding charm, radiating energy and a commanding presence. That enviable quality is called charisma...and those who have it are better able to influence what gets done and ultimately achieve what they want. To some extent, it's innate-but with a few simple principles anyone can develop a more charismatic and compelling presence. Filled with practical, powerful tools, exercises, and assessments, The Laws of Charisma explores the vital skills and traits anyone can use to earn trust, generate interest, and motivate others. Focusing on the four core elements of charisma, this book shows readers how to: * Radiate confidence, passion, power, and optimism. * Combine purpose, creativity, competence, and focus to inspire commitment. * Influence others by improving communication skills. * Persuade and empower anyone by creating instant rapport. Charisma is the key that will unlock the door to improved relationships, greater income...and enhanced success in every area of life. The Laws of Charisma is all anyone needs to bring out the charismatic person within.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Kurt Mortensen
Publisher: AMACOM
Release: 2010-10-13
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780814415924

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The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane is a book in the self-help genre that instructs the reader on how to develop and maintain a charismatic persona in business and personal life. The stereotype is that charismatic people are born with this trait and that it cannot be learned. In reality, charisma is a skill that can be developed, turned on and off, and used in different forms depending on what the situation requires… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Charisma Myth · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
Release: 2016-02-29
File: 36 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781945048159

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Imaginative. Innovative. Ingenious. These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire. And they can describe you, too. Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with. It is a skill that all of us can learn. International bestselling author and award-winning Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the business world’s best and brightest, who are now among the decision-makers at companies such as Google, Genentech, IBM, and Cisco. In inGenius she expertly demystifies creativity, offering a set of tools and guidelines that anyone can use. A fantastic resource for everyone wanting to achieve their ambitions, and for readers of Jason Fried’s Rework, and Seth Godin’s Poke the Box.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Tina Seelig
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2012-04-17
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062098689

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Have you ever encountered someone with magnetic charisma? The type of person that you just immediately liked and trusted? That commanded respect without hardly uttering a word? Maybe you've even felt something like it before, like everything you said was engaging and made people laugh. Like people were just drawn to you. Do you want to know how to turn that personal magnetism on at a moment's notice? Then this book is for you! Charisma on Command will teach you how to tap into your charismatic potential so that you can turn it on whenever you want. It draws on analysis of the most charismatic people in the world, including Steve Jobs, Bill Clinton, Russell Brand, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King, Tony Robbins, and more. You will learn the mindsets, body language, and exercises that can make you the person others are drawn to. The type of person you might meet for a minute, but remember for a lifetime.

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Genre: Charisma (Personality trait)
Author: Charlie Houpert
Publisher:
Release: 2014
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1502444941

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In business - as in life - the right behaviours matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget? Triggers confronts head-on the challenges of behaviour and change, looking at the external factors (or 'triggers') - both negative and positive - that affect our behaviours, our awareness of when we need to change, our willingness (or otherwise) to do so and our ability to see the change through. Drawing on his unparalleled experience as an international executive educator and coach, Marshall Goldsmith invites us to understand how our own beliefs and the environments in which we operate can trigger negative behaviours, or a resistance to the need to change. But he also offers up some simple, practical advice to help us navigate the negative and make the most of the triggers that will help us to sustain positive change.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Marshall Goldsmith
Publisher: Profile Books
Release: 2015-03-26
File: 303 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782830795

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What kind of first impression do you make? A first impression is the most important impression you’ll ever make—and you get only one chance to make it. Business deals can be made or broken, first dates become second dates or not, friendships are created or fail to form; everything hinges on that all-important initial encounter. And yet most of us don’t know how we’re really seen by others. Many of us don’t know how to make a good impression. Wouldn’t you like others to see you as confident, interesting, attractive, and sincere? Ann Demarais, Ph.D., and Valerie White, Ph.D., consultants to many Fortune 100 companies as well as creators of First Impressions, Inc., a New York–based dating and consulting firm, offer you the keys to putting your best self forward in any new situation, whether you want to strike up a conversation at a party or are meeting a blind date or a new business client. You’ll learn to see yourself as others see you, and how to tweak your style to create the impression that reflects the real you. Breaking down a successful first impression into its seven fundamentals, the authors show you how to master these principles so that you can make the best first impression. They also show how to avoid common misunderstandings that leave others with a bad impression, how to reveal the four universal social gifts, and they outline practical steps you can take to enhance your personal charm. Informative and filled with enlightening research studies, do-it-yourself checklist reviews, and dozens of helpful case histories, First Impressions is a fun, groundbreaking, and long-overdue guide to the most important moment of virtually any relationship: the first.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Ann Demarais, Ph.D.
Publisher: Bantam
Release: 2007-12-18
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307418074

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Straight answers to every question you've ever had about howthe economy works and how it affects your life In this Collector's Edition of their celebrated How anEconomy Grows and Why It Crashes, Peter Schiff, economic expertand bestselling author of Crash Proof and The RealCrash, once again teams up with his brother Andrew to spin alively economic fable that untangles many of the fallaciespreventing people from really understanding what drives an economy.The 2010 original has been described as a “Flintstones”take economics that entertainingly explains the beauty of freemarkets. The new edition has been greatly expanded in both quantityand quality. A new introduction and two new illustrated chaptersbring the story up to date, and most importantly, the book makesthe jump from black and white to full and vivid color. With the help of colorful cartoon illustrations, lively humor,and deceptively simple storytelling, the Schiff's bring the complexsubjects of inflation, monetary policy, recession, and otherimportant topics in economics down to Earth. The story starts withthree guys on an island who barely survive by fishing barehanded.Then one enterprising islander invents a net, catches more fish,and changes the island’s economy fundamentally. Using thisstory the Schiffs apply their signature take-no-prisoners logic toexpose the glaring fallacies and gaping holes permeating the globaleconomic conversation. The Collector’s Edition: Provides straight answers about how economies work, withoutrelying on nonsensical jargon and mind-numbing doublespeak theexperts use to cover up their confusion Includes a new introduction that sets the stage for developinga deeper, more practical understanding of inflation and the abusesof the monetary system Adds two new chapters that dissect the Federal Reserve’sQuantitative easing policies and the European Debt Crisis. Colorizes the original book's hundreds of cartoonillustrations. The improved images, executed by artist BrendanLeach from the original book, add new vigor to thepresentation Has a larger format that has been designed to fit most coffeetables. While the story may appear simple on the surface, as told by theSchiff brothers, it will leave you with a deep understanding ofHow an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Peter D. Schiff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2013-11-14
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118770207

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