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This review is from: Influencer: The Power to Change Anything (Hardcover)
The principles in this book have the potential to change the world - by changing behaviors of individuals, families, communities and nations.
The authors teach us how to create the change we'd like to see in the world using a deceptively simple framework (e.g. "Make the Undesirable Desirable" and "Design Rewards and Demand Accountability"). Many of the concepts are intuitive - the problem is that I had never intuited them before, much less put them all together in a framework I could act on. They support the framework with sound theory from behavioral psychology and demonstrate it with real-world examples of people who are solving big, important problems. Throughout it all they use a straight-forward conversational style and a great sense of humor.
But be warned: It's not a self-help, positive-mental-attitude, quick-fix, rah! rah! book, and it's not a fast, easy read - it's not supposed to be. The book deals with powerful concepts and it took me some time to think through the implications and how I could apply them. I re-read some chapters several times and spent time writing out how I could apply the principles (I usually do this in the margins - but with Influencer I ended up using a journal since there was so much to write about).
It's well worth the time and effort - I'm excited by the results I'm seeing personally as I apply the concepts in my roles as a father, husband, church leader and business leader.
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Initial post: Aug 19, 2009 1:33:12 PM PDT
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Posted on Feb 26, 2011 6:56:01 AM PST
I believe G. Davis, here, has helped me see a good path for taking advantage of my first reading of the book. I'm a lazy engineer so I put a flag at each Significant Statement. After I finished reading it, I counted my 125 Flags. Now I see that my next step is to make a journal. I have joined a group on FB and invite you too at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=272
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 12:43:44 PM PDT
Greetings! Would you like to share some of the implementations to the Local Church? As a pastor, I am unclear how this would help drive positive change, since we can't really "behaviorally modify" people into God's kingdom or true Godly behavior. But maybe I am not seeing the real implications of a book like this... ideas???? Thanks!
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