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Books about or related to brain science or neuromarketing.

Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter

Book Review: Drunk Tank Pink, and Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter

In Drunk Tank Pink, Author Adam Alter uses his own research and that of others to show how we are all influenced by factors we aren’t aware of or don’t acknowledge as important. As such, it’s a fun combination of

By |April 16th, 2013|

Brainfluence, Now In Russian

The various editions of Brainfluence seem to have popped up early or without warning, and the new Russian translation is no exception. I noticed Amazon had a “paperback” listing for the book, which seemed odd – it’s available in hardcover, Kindle/e-book, and audiobook formats, but not paperback. Imagine my surprise when I found this: […]

By |February 20th, 2013|

Unconscious Branding by Douglas Van Praet

Book Review: Unconscious Branding: How Neuroscience Can Empower (and Inspire) Marketing by Douglas Van Praet

“The fact of the matter is anyone can do neuromarketing without ever scanning a single brain.”

This statement from Douglas Van Praet, an ad guy who has scanned any number of brains (or, more accurately, had others do so on his behalf), sets the tone for Unconscious Branding. Van Praet isn’t your stereotypical ad guy, even though he’s a top exec at Deutch LA and has worked big-time clients on iconic campaigns. […]

By |January 28th, 2013|

Make Your Christmas Brainy!

The number of shopping days before Christmas is shrinking, but books – both electronic and paper – can still be ordered in time for either gift-giving or your own holiday reading. I’d love to personally sign every copy of Brainfluence, but with the Kindle and other e-versions, not to mention audiobooks, that’s impossible. Even signing hardcovers can be difficult what with shipping books around the country. […]

By |December 11th, 2012|

Brazilian Brainfluence, Portuguese Persuasion

The long-awaited Portuguese version of Brainfluence has been published in Brazil by Campus/Elsevier. Apparently my invented word Brainfluence™ didn’t translate well, so the book was published under the title, Como Influenciar a Mente do Consumidor (How to Influence the Consumer Mind). […]

By |November 7th, 2012|

The End of Brainwashing

Here’s a story within a story, and it begins and ends with my (mostly virtual) friend Brian Solis, author of The End of Business as Usual. Solis began things by posting a photo of my book on Posterous, […]

By |August 17th, 2012|

Listen Up! Get a FREE Brainfluence Audio Book

I love audio books. They make being stuck in traffic bearable. Lengthy road trips pass more quickly, not to mention workouts at the gym. So, I was delighted last week when Wiley let me know that the audio rights for Brainfluence had been sold. I was careful not to get TOO excited, as Portuguese and Spanish rights for the book have been sold but, as far as I know, the actual books haven’t appeared. So, I was REALLY surprised when a few hours after learning of the rights sale a reader told me he had just downloaded the audiobook version of Brainfluence! […]

By |August 13th, 2012|

Landing Page Optimization by Tim Ash

Book Review: Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions by Tim Ash , Maura Ginty, and Rich Page. The first edition of Tim Ash's Landing Page Optimization has been called the Conversion Bible (by me, at least). Unlike the religious tome, though, this resource is far from static. The newest edition has been improved, expanded, and even sports a couple of new co-authors. As before, Ash delves into the psychology and neuroscience of conversion, along with lots of practical advice.

By |July 20th, 2012|

Why Business is Different Now

People toss around the terms "thought leader" and "social media expert" lightly these days, but Brian Solis is one of the few people who actually lives up to those names. In The End of Business as Usual, Solis shows how the widespread use of social media is fundamentally changing the business environment.

By |June 6th, 2012|

We All Lie and Cheat, but Not Much

Having demolished the belief that most people are rational in his last two books, Duke researcher Dan Ariely puts to death the concept that "most people are honest" in his newest book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves.

By |June 5th, 2012|