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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (899 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel H. Pink Narrator: Daniel H. Pink Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781101579435
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From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising—and surprisingly useful—new book that explores the power of selling in our lives.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase.

But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight

Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now. 

To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it’s no longer “Always Be Closing”), explains why extraverts don’t make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.

Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book—one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.

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Quotes & Awards

  • To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling...A breezy read.”

    Economic Times

  • “A fresh look at the art and science of sales using a mix of social science, survey research and stories.”

    Forbes

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Dahl | 2/19/2014

    " Awesome! Readable and universal observations about selling that relate to all aspects of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon Carlson | 2/7/2014

    " We all engage in the act of non-sales selling whether we like it or not. This book is a decent collection of tips and resources for improving your salesmanship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Touko Tahkokallio | 2/6/2014

    " An ok book with some nice ideas, but nothing spectacular. A short essay about the issue would probably have been enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter Mcloughlin | 1/31/2014

    " It had some good things about how to sell. The book was ok but not my type of read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 1/25/2014

    " A lot of new and interesting research on psychological studies related to studies and general personality/behavior. A lot of which is contrary to common sense. He also coins the new ABCs and relates recent pop culture such as sales via social media and technology (i.e. e-mail). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milton Moon Louie | 1/22/2014

    " According to Daniel everyone is a seller. But there are interesting parts where he does address us "non-selles" how to be better "sellers." B "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 1/21/2014

    " What an enjoyable and well rounded book. It brings the historical, philosophical and technical aspects of selling to the current decade with insightful, empirical research. This book has something for everyone, particularly those who still consider the word, "sales", a four letter word. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 1/9/2014

    " Another success for Daniel Pink. My only criticism is that it went too quickly. I feel like I want to thru parts 2 & 3 again to get the full effect. I really wish there was an abstract of this book to read thru, but that will hopefully come with time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 1/8/2014

    " A very helpful book. Pink explains how all of us are now in sales in some way or another; we spend a good portion of our day convincing others of something or other. He tells us first how we are sales, why you are naturally good at selling, and than how to improve. Read this book and gain an edge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny T | 12/21/2013

    " Remarkable. Backed up by great research... I am recommending this one to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/8/2013

    " So many good ideas in this book. If the word "sales" induces involuntarily eye rolling, you'll love it. I promise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara Ueda | 12/4/2013

    " The premise of this book is that almost everyone is a salesperson. It provides useful information, helpful examples, and new and different ways to think about persuading others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna Kostopoulou | 9/22/2013

    " Very enjoyable read about sales! Many useful take aways for people in sales and customer support. Sales people are there to simplify information their customers already have and make it relevant to their needs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashish Tanna | 8/25/2013

    " Good Book..Brings out the concept of non-sales selling.. Some good techniques discussed to become a better salesman/to move people... Some old concepts like Think Win-Win revisited... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Kenworthy | 7/21/2013

    " Very enjoyable read with some excellent activities to use to improve your selling. And yes, everyone does sell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fresno Bob | 7/5/2013

    " all these sales books are starting to sound the same... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 6/26/2013

    " Love this. As much psychology as it is business, this was data-supported, data-based, and thought-provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2013

    " I was definitely more wowed by Pink's Drive, but this was still a nice concise reminder of tips and strategies for interacting with others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/17/2013

    " Good book showing how nearly all of us are in sales. Most of the ideas seem effective for motivating people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 2/8/2013

    " Not as ground breaking as I wished. Familiar concepts. 2 themes here: problem solving vs problem finding & info asymmetry vs info parity. A lot of good book recommendations and exercises. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several books, including the long-running New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind. His books have been translated into thirty-three languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Pink lives with his family in Washington, DC.