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Blindsight: The (Mostly) Hidden Ways Marketing Reshapes Our Brains by [Matt Johnson, Prince Ghuman]

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"This is one of the best reads for marketing professionals."

The Neuromarketing Science & Business Association

"The two authors have ... delightfully described how our supposedly hardwired brain can so skillfully be manipulated by the media, merchants, and other mercenaries."

Manhattan Book Review

Blindsight is a rigorous examination of how top brands sneak into our brains and grab the best real estate. Deftly mixing neuroscience, psychology, and fun stories, the book is a delight to read; it will grip you from the start, and leave you feeling smarter.”

—Rich Karlgaard, publisher at Forbes

Blindsight teaches us how to be smarter consumers who make wise decisions that will ultimately leave us happier, wealthier, and healthier.”

—Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Drunk Tank Pink and Irresistible

“Somewhere hidden between the bright colors, catchy jingles, and strategic placement of advertisements is the psychology behind their influence. This book uncovers this hidden layer of the consumer world and how it affects our thoughts, emotions, and spending habits. A must-read for consumers and marketers alike.”

—Kendis Gibson, Emmy award-winning journalist and reporter for MSNBC

“With an entertaining blend of storytelling and science, Blindsight is a truly eye-opening look into the complex dynamics underlying how brands drive consumer behavior. A must-read book that will have you re-examining both information around you and your own purchase decisions at every turn.”

Abigail Sussman, associate professor of marketing at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

“Prince Ghuman and Matt Johnson bring to life the science behind how Facebook holds your attention, how Star Wars captured the hearts of generations of moviegoers, and selling billions in bottled water to consumers with taps in their homes. This is the perfect book for readers looking to understand what happens when the magic behind modern branding meets the machinery of the mind.”

—Drew Jacoby-Senghor, assistant professor of management at Berkeley Haas School of Business

“If you want to understand the driving forces behind your decisions, if you want to be smarter about your purchases, if you want to know how to improve your spending habits, read this book!”

—Jiaying Zhao, associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia

“Johnson and Ghuman artfully combine science, business, and storytelling to help us understand the invisible forces which shape our decisions and experiences. Along the way, they reveal to us all how deeply interwoven consumerism is into the perception of reality itself.”

—Blake Sherwin, assistant professor of applied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University

“Fast-paced, clever, and utterly fascinating, Blindsight sheds new light on the deeply rooted beliefs and mental gymnastics that brands tap with precision to create preference. Johnson and Ghuman weave meticulously chronicled science into great stories with thoroughly modern examples that will leave consumers, marketers, brands, or just neuro-curious readers with something to chew on and lots to discuss at your next dinner party.”

—Carol Caruba, principal at Highwire PR

“Equal parts science and storytelling, Blindsight changes the way we see ourselves as consumers. . . . This book is an engaging journey into the science of marketing’s influence, and how it impacts how we see the world around us.”

—Judy Fan, assistant professor of psychology at University of California at San Diego

Blindsight is a refreshing, timely book that will make you examine the secret ways marketing influences you. You won’t be able to think about your own consumer life the same way.” 

—Sheryle Bolton, serial entrepreneur

“Drawing creative and insightful connections between scientific studies and the effectiveness of today’s marketing strategies, this book achieves a perfect balance of humor and rigor. Blindsight will make you understand yourself better—as a consumer, and as a person.”

—Natalia Córdova, psychology lecturer at Yale University

Blindsight is an ideal way to gain insight into the incredibly complex interactions between psychology and neuroscience that are underlying the seemingly simple concept of human intuition.”

—James Newell, managing director at Voyager Capital

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"Blindsight is a rigorous examination of how top brands sneak into our brains and grab the best real estate. Deftly mixing neuroscience, psychology, and fun stories, the book is a delight to read; it will grip you from the start, and leave you feeling smarter."

-- "Rich Karlgaard, publisher, Forbes"

"Beautifully written and fascinating--a behind-the-scenes tour of the marketing schemes designed to cajole, sway, and hook us...Blindsight teaches us how to be smarter consumers who make wise decisions that will ultimately leave us happier, wealthier, and healthier."

-- "Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author"

"Equal parts science and storytelling, Blindsight changes the way we see ourselves as consumers...This book is an engaging journey into the science of marketing's influence, and how it impacts how we see the world around us."

-- "Judy Fan, assistant professor of psychology at University of California, San Diego"

"Prince Ghuman and Matt Johnson bring to life the science behind how Facebook holds your attention, how Star Wars captured the hearts of generations of moviegoers, and selling billions in bottled water to consumers with taps in their homes."

-- "Drew Jacoby-Senghor, assistant professor of management at Berkeley Haas School of Business"

"Somewhere hidden between the bright colors, catchy jingles, and strategic placement of advertisements is the psychology behind their influence. This book uncovers this hidden layer of the consumer world and how it affects our thoughts, emotions, and spending habits."

-- "Kendis Gibson, Emmy award-winning journalist and reporter for MSNBC"

"With an entertaining blend of storytelling and science, Blindsight is a truly eye-opening look into the complex dynamics underlying how brands drive consumer behavior. A must-read book that will have you re-examining both information around you and your own purchase decisions at every turn."

-- "Abigail Sussman, associate professor of marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07ZKZ5DWF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ BenBella Books (May 19, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 19, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8999 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 172 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Matt and Prince have nailed the current marketing landscape
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The timing is perfect! Both for the context in the scope of the world today as well as in my personal and professional life. I was able to use many of the models while reading and am looking forward to applying more in the coming years. Verdana 11 is now my default font, so that's pretty cool! For me the balance between the theory and application was significant. I have noticed the impact of everything that was addressed both in my life and those around me. Now that individuals are marketing campaign's in and of themselves, the insight to be able to understand how traditional placements and ambiance augmentation can soon be implemented is impressive. I was most intrigued by the ethical implications of deep fakes or avatars and OCEAN. Putting one's data in one's own hands or 'key' for passive income streams of the non-wealthy or to help find like-minded individuals through the creation of boxed avatars has certainly already begun. It seems to have the capability to bring people closer together and increase divides. As Jack Ma and Ray Dalio put it technology should augment our basic functioning to allow for improved quality of life. As is referenced with the quote by JayZ, only when each person is a business, man.
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