Monthly Archives: January 2017

Saturday, 28 January 2017 – The Library, Cialdini, & The Wall Street Journal

When my daughters and I were down @ the public library, I found a discard book for 50 cents. It’s a book titled Local Color – A Sense of Place in Folk Art and it’s by William Ferris. the book has … Continue reading

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Book Review – Diary of a Rock n’ Roll Star by Ian Hunter

Diary of a Rock n’ Roll Star by Ian Hunter Copyright 1974 Publisher – Panther 159 pages (of tiny type) Rating – 7/10 Summary – In late 1972, Ian Hunter’s band Mott the Hoople was on the cusp of fame. … Continue reading

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Friday, 27 January 2017 – Disappointed in Cialdini

In the evening, I spent a long time reading Cialdini. I read pages 118 to 209. I didn’t have enough left in the tank to read the final 25 pages or so. Frankly, I’m disappointed in the book. Cialdini didn’t … Continue reading

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 – Is Crime a Beast or Virus?

While the kids were in their music class, I read some of Cialdini’s Pre-Suasion. It was the only reading that I did Thursday. The waiting area was chatter-y, so it was hard to concentrate. Despite the noise, I read pages … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 – What’s Focal is Causal

At night, I read Cialdini again, going from page 52 to 96. The book got a lot better. Cialdini’s thesis is that what we do before we try to persuade people is critical to the success or failure of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 – Cialdini and the Old Lady

I got up about 5:30 and read Cialdini’s Presuasion for a bit. It was nice, a relaxing way to start the day while I had my coffee. I read from pages 30 to 52. While I’m enjoying the book, I’m withholding … Continue reading

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Monday, 23 January 2017

For the only bedtime story, E chose Hey Diddle Diddle – The Mother Goose of Nonsense by Dalmatian Press. I read it to everyone. *** At night, I started reading Robert Cialdini’s Pre-Suasion. I read the first 30 pages before … Continue reading

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