• by Al Pittampalli
  • Narrated by Al Pittampalli
  • 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a leader, changing your mind has always been perceived as a weakness. Not anymore. In a world that's changing faster than ever, successful leaders realize that a genuine willingness to change their own minds is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Drawing on evidence from social science, history, politics, and more, business consultant Al Pittampalli reveals why confidence, consistency, and conviction are increasingly becoming liabilities - while humility, inconsistency, and radical open-mindedness are powerful leadership assets.
In Persuadable, you'll learn how Ray Dalio became the most successful hedge fund manager in the world by strategically curbing confidence. How Alan Mullaly saved Ford Motor Company not by staying the course but by continually changing course. How one Nobel Prize-winning scientist discovered the cause of ulcers by bravely doubting his own entrenched beliefs. You'll learn how Billy Graham's change of heart helped propel the civil rights movement and how a young NFL linebacker's radical new position may prove to alter the world of professional football as we know it.
Pittampalli doesn't just explain why you should be persuadable. Distilling cutting-edge research from cognitive and social psychology, he shows you precisely how. Rife with actionable advice, Persuadable is an invaluable guide for today's data-driven, results-oriented leader.


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Save yourself a bunch of future arguments...

I'm a sucker for books with great stories and this is one of them. I don't know that there is anything different in the book if you've read Cialdini or the Heath brothers except a bunch of new stories. As a guy who thought it was his duty to try to be right most of his life this book has reinforced my "older age" belief that minds were made to be changed when presented with new information - and that's ok. Enjoyed it. Wish I had read it when I was 20...would have saved myself a lot of arguments.
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- Rob

excellent and inspiring !!! thoughts provoking !!!

new surprising concepts, food for thoughts, intriguing ideas, valuable, enjoyable and usefull. thank you !
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- Ronny Weinberger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio