Unthinking by Harry Beckwith audiobook

Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy

By Harry Beckwith
Read by L. J. Ganser

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6.80 Hours 1
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What do Howard Hughes and 50 Cent have in common, and what do they tell us about Americans and our desires? Why did Sean Connery stop wearing a toupée, and what does that tell us about American customers for any product? What one thing did the Beatles, Malcolm Gladwell, and Nike all notice about Americans that helped them win us over? Which uniquely American traits may explain the plights of Krispy Kreme, Ford, and GM, and the risks faced by Starbucks? Why, after every other plea failed, did “Click It or Ticket” get people to buy the idea of fastening their seat belts? What do people want? What is the new American psyche, and how do America’s shrewdest marketers tap it? Drawing from dozens of disciplines, the internationally acclaimed marketing expert Harry Beckwith answers these questions with some surprising—and even startling—truths and discoveries about what motivates us to buy.

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Summary

Summary

What do Howard Hughes and 50 Cent have in common, and what do they tell us about Americans and our desires? Why did Sean Connery stop wearing a toupée, and what does that tell us about American customers for any product? What one thing did the Beatles, Malcolm Gladwell, and Nike all notice about Americans that helped them win us over? Which uniquely American traits may explain the plights of Krispy Kreme, Ford, and GM, and the risks faced by Starbucks? Why, after every other plea failed, did “Click It or Ticket” get people to buy the idea of fastening their seat belts?

What do people want? What is the new American psyche, and how do America’s shrewdest marketers tap it? Drawing from dozens of disciplines, the internationally acclaimed marketing expert Harry Beckwith answers these questions with some surprising—and even startling—truths and discoveries about what motivates us to buy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Harry Beckwith’s insight into the minds of consumers is compelling, engaging, and masterful.” Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness
“Grabbed me from the first page. Harry Beckwith serves up the perfect blend of evidence, deft storytelling, and one useful (and often surprising) tidbit after another.” Dr. Robert Sutton, New York Times bestselling author of Good Boss, Bad Boss
“[Unthinking] should not be sold as a book—it should be sold as a secret weapon. Some books are filled with theory. Unthinking is filled with gems and ‘a-ha!’ moments.” Mitch Joel, president of TwistImage and author of Six Pixels of Separation
“A fascinating meditation on Americans and the marketers who chase after them.” Publishers Weekly
“L. J. Ganser’s seamless performance is so appealing that I can’t imagine anyone enjoying the print version of this title nearly as much. With his vocal presence and understated charm, Ganser adds personality yet never competes with the writing, which is cleverly paced and has a unique character...With accessible reasoning and many useful insights, this audio will please a wide range of listeners.” AudioFile
“An approachable primer with an upbeat tone.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Harry Beckwith

Author Bio: Harry Beckwith

Harry Beckwith heads Beckwith Partners, a marketing firm that advises more than twenty Fortune 200 clients and dozens of venture-capitalized start-ups on branding and positioning. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford, Beckwith is an internationally acclaimed speaker. His fourteen-year speaking career includes presentations to companies including General Motors, Target, and Microsoft. He is the bestselling author of five books, which, collectively, have been translated into twenty-three languages. He lives in Minneapolis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English