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3.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 5 3.39 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman Narrator: Rob Shapiro Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9780307735102
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You know the feeling. You meet someone new—at a party or at work—and you just hit it off. There is an instant sense of camaraderie.

In a word, you “click.”

From the bestselling authors of SwayClick is a fascinating psychological investigation of the forces behind what makes us click with certain people, or become fully immersed in whatever activity or situation we’re involved in.

From two co-workers who fall head over heels for each other while out to dinner and are married a month later (and fifteen years later remain just as in love), to a team of scientists who changed the world with the magic of their invention, these kinds of peak experiences, when our senses are completely focused on the moment, are something that individuals—and companies—strive to achieve. After all, when you’re in the “zone,” you’re happier and more productive. Why is it that we click in certain situations and with certain people, but not with others? Can this kind of magical connection be consciously encouraged? Is there a way to create such peak experiences, whether on a date or in your job?

According to Ori and Rom Brafman, there is.

In a powerful, story-driven narrative that weaves together cutting-edge research in psychology and sociology, the Brafmans explore what it means to “click”: the common factors present when our brain and senses are fully engaged. They identify five “accelerators” that increase the likelihood of these kinds of magic connections in our work and relationships.

From actors vying for a role on a popular television series to police officers negotiating with hostage takers, we learn how one can foster an environment where we can click with another person and shape our thinking, behavior, and emotions.

A fascinating journey into how we engage with the world around us, Click will transform our thinking about those moments when we are in the zone and everything seems to fall into place.

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shapiro ‘clicks’ with this work. His voice is low, relaxed, and comfortable, with a hint of gravel at the lower end, and he unravels the scientific data in a way that is accessible and engaging. Shapiro’s easy, friendly manner complements the book’s tone, and he pauses at just the right moments to allow us to reflect on what he’s said.”

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  • ...serious research explained with interesting real life stories and presented in a short concise format. I think you'll click with it too. Inc
  • “Psychology and sociology click into place for an engaging, eye-opening read.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dante | 1/24/2014

    " Much better than expected. Thought it would be piggybacking on the success of one-syllable pseudo-social science books (e.g. Blink, Drive). The numerous details and insights made up for my prejudging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lain | 1/17/2014

    " This book by the brothers Brafman digs deep into that mysterious experience of instant connection. I appreciated how they grounded their discoveries in practical recommendations; they don't just explain the phenomenon; they tell us how we can use it to our advantage in our personal and professional lives. While a few more concrete examples of people who have proactively implemented their suggestions would have helped, the book is still really interesting and surprisingly practical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda (Amy) Goode | 1/9/2014

    " Had that exact moment the first time Charles opened his mouth. I couldn't even see his face. It was the way he chose the words...or the way he said them...something about the wavelength they travelled...I dunno...I just thought "Who IS that?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 1/7/2014

    " very similar to Malcolm Gladwell's style of writing and previous books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 1/2/2014

    " A psychological study of why people click. A short book, but still a little long for the topic. It's an okay, fast read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Stewart | 12/28/2013

    " Light on substance, but an enjoyable reminder that to be liked we just need to find common ground and work toward lifting both parties. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasandra | 12/27/2013

    " A quick, fascinating read about the elements that contribute to making relationships "click", whether at work, school, or in love. Wouldn't have minded reading more case studies, they were very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 12/21/2013

    " This was an intriguing book on the reasons some people just seem to click with others. It also gives you ways that you can use the science of relating to others to help you in business and personal settings. Fascinating read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christa | 12/16/2013

    " Exciting topic, but fairly pedestrian. I felt there was a lot of talking around the subject, but no further synthesis. It was like watching an episode of Nova-made for the masses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 11/30/2013

    " Good material based on real research. Somehow, as much as I got out of the book, I came away feeling a bit hungry still. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony Handal | 10/14/2013

    " It was pretty good. Interesting insight into instant connections and "Self-Monitors". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/5/2013

    " None of the information presented here is groundbreaking, but it is explained in easy-to-digest examples. I particularly liked the chapter on proximity and the University of Florida's '04s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 6/1/2013

    " Life is about relationships, and successful relationships make everything more enjoyable and smooth. This book gives great insight into forming stronger relationships, quicker. It's not one of those feel good, fuzzy books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 5/4/2013

    " Pop psychology at its poppiest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leesy | 12/25/2012

    " It's a nice book but not as good as the authors' Sway. Unfortunately, the Brafman brothers fell into the trap of belaboring the point in order to pad what could be a thinner and more concise volume. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 11/23/2012

    " It was OK. Not as well written as the Malcolm Gladwell books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 10/17/2012

    " It was pretty good; but it didn't go far enough. It doesn't research or give information on how to be the person to make relationships click. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kupie | 7/26/2012

    " An entertaining, easy read that is mostly common sense but offers a unique perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 7/21/2012

    " Enjoyed reading this---reinforces what we already know about " clicking with people" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anupama | 3/23/2012

    " Compels you to wonder about daily experiences - gives you a scientific insight into the chemical reactions in our systems! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paddy Macgougan | 3/20/2012

    " Great book. Read my review on my blog! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Dalley | 7/2/2011

    " Fascinating study on forming relationships. At times, a little too indepth research for me, but overall very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zak | 6/15/2011

    " Brafman books are never particularly challenging to read or deep, but they offer a variety of anecdotes and studies that make the concepts and theoretical ideas easily digestible. You can also crank through such books in a just a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zak | 5/18/2011

    " Brafman books are never particularly challenging to read or deep, but they offer a variety of anecdotes and studies that make the concepts and theoretical ideas easily digestible. You can also crank through such books in a just a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blake | 5/15/2011

    " Interesting. Quick read. Doesn't delve real deep in to the topic of how people connect. Most of what they stated was obvious. But the stories were interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glynnis | 4/26/2011

    " Exciting homework!

    A really interesting/quick read. The Brafman brothers take a careful look at human connection and the elements that lead to "clicking." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 2/7/2011

    " Click helps to clarify some of the circumstances surrounding the mystery of why certain people are so in sync from the uptake. Possibly the best thing about this book are the studies the authors have chosen to reinforce their assumptions. They are enlightening as well as entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 1/19/2011

    " It was pretty good. Interesting insight into instant connections and "Self-Monitors". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 12/22/2010

    " More about people who instantly connect than about how to do so
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 12/17/2010

    " Some interesting anecdotes and studies attempting to explain why we "click" or what the authors called "quick-set intimacy." There's nothing earth-shattering in this one, but a few moments that resonated and made me think, "yeah. that's happened to me." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 12/12/2010

    " This book provided a really good description for many of the reasons why people connect. I learned quite about about myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 12/9/2010

    " Good material based on real research. Somehow, as much as I got out of the book, I came away feeling a bit hungry still. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 12/1/2010

    " Light on substance, but an enjoyable reminder that to be liked we just need to find common ground and work toward lifting both parties. "

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About the Author
Author Ori Brafman

Ori Brafman is a lifelong entrepreneur. His adventures include a wireless start-up, a health-food advocacy group, and a network of CEOs working on public benefit projects, which he co-founded with Rod A. Beckstrom. He holds a BA in peace and conflict studies from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Business School.

Rod A Beckstrom is a serial start-up entrepreneur. He founded CATS Software, Inc., which he took public, and has helped start and build other high-tech firms. He has served on various private and nonprofit boards. He holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford and was a Fulbright Scholar.

About the Narrator

Rob Shapiro can be heard narrating audiobooks such as the bestseller The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood; Frank: The Voice; and the fantasy noir Low Town. He performed several seasons of radio comedy on Minneapolis Public Radio and voiced the titular lion in Leo the Lion. Shapiro is a musician and composer with his critically acclaimed band Populuxe. He is also a business consultant and software system designer.