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Publisher's Summary

What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today's hypercompetitive world, it's the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times best-selling author Dave Kerpen, it's actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who can teach, lead, and inspire.
In a world where we are constantly connected and social media has become the primary way we communicate, the key to getting ahead is being the person others like, respect, and trust. Because no matter who you are or what profession you're in, success is contingent less on what you can do for yourself but on what other people are willing to do for you. Here, through 53 bite-sized, easy-to-execute, and often counterintuitive tips, you'll learn to master the 11 people skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home, and in life. For example, you'll learn:



The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting
The one simple key to networking that nobody talks about
How to remain top of mind for thousands of people every day
Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news
How to blow off the right people
And why, when in doubt, to buy him a bonsai

A book best described as "How to Win Friends and Influence People for today's world", The Art of People shows how to charm and win over anyone to be more successful at work and outside of it.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Dave Kerpen (P)2016 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"People skills - they can't be computerized, outsourced, or reduced to a rubric. That's why Dave Kerpen's The Art of People is more important now than ever - this book will teach you a set of irreplaceable skills that will help you in every area of your life. After all, what is more important - what will get you farther in life - than understanding and getting along with other people?" (Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive)
"Strong people skills are how I built my business. I find it's a common thread amongst all successful people, and no matter what level your people skills are at today, after reading this book you will see a dramatic improvement!" (Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC's Shark Tank, entrepreneur, & author of Shark Tales)
"Smart, funny, and immediately usable. In our fast paced world, we educate and train on technical skills, but neglect the greatest predictors of success: your ability to connect and influence others. In short, this is one of the few books that might actually get you a promotion, or a successful company of your own." (Shawn Achor, happiness researcher and New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 04-02-16

Overly simplistic, lacks depth

The ideas are solid but described only on a surface level. If you've never listened to a book on this subject then there is some value to learning these concepts but there are better books on the subject.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Paul Z on 12-15-16

Great if U want to be an egomaniac

Great gems within but not my style. Reminds me of an over aggressive self promoting sales guys I tend to stay clear off. Not comparable with Dale or others greats.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Filippo on 01-26-18

A Nice Audio Book.

I enjoyed listening to The Art of People. It was interesting. However in my personal opinion you can't beat Dale Carnegie's work: How To Win Friends And Influence People. That piece of work by Dale Carnegie will always be my favourite. I do take my hat off to Dave Kerpen though because he has introduced some new and interesting ideas and concepts. Overall it has been an interesting listen. So thank you to Mr Kerpen for producing this audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Oliver Muller on 01-09-18

Great simple book.

This book nails it. Simple skills you can use to get people to like you right away. Recommend it.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Zeyad on 10-16-16

Title is too big for contents

Would you try another book written by Dave Kerpen or narrated by Dave Kerpen?

Extremely unlikely

Would you ever listen to anything by Dave Kerpen again?

Extremely unlikely

What didn’t you like about Dave Kerpen’s performance?

Nothing novel about this book with bulk of contents borrowed from Dale Carnegie writings. The writer is so impressed with his personal stories, I wish he could try to be in the audience seat for a minute. The language written is more of a celebrities gossip magazine than that of an actual book.

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