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The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn About Ourselves from Our Machines Kindle Edition
|Length: 243 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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|Grade Level: 12 and up|
"The Man Who Lied to His Laptop is brilliantly accessible and will give you breakthrough insights about the single most important secret to success in business and life-building better relationships! This book is a must-read for every leader in these turbulent times."
"If Dale Carnegie had been a Google engineer, this is how he would have written How to Win Friends and Influence People. Cliff Nass shows us how much we can learn about people by understanding how people interact with computers."
"With engaging illustrations and compelling evidence, Clifford Nass shows how interactions with our most advanced machines reveal our most primitive workings."
"With the help of real experiments, rather than anecdotes or impressions, Clifford Nass uses people's interactions with computers as a window into social and professional life. The book is filled with insights about an increasingly important part of our lives."
- ASIN : B003YUC7BI
- Publisher : Current (2 September 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 516 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 243 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,550,244 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Although it seems to me like some of experiments could have design flaws or overly simplistic conclusions, the research is relevant and interesting, dealing with a broad array of topics such as how people respond to mindless flattery versus informed compliments, the impact of valence emotions, modesty versus praise, the importance of imitation, interdependence and identification in teams, cognitive reframing, and the rule of reciprocity.
I liked how the book was organized with first the description of the question, then the experiment design, then the results and implications, and then each chapter ending with a summary of key points. Because Nass often works as an consultant to businesses or software design companies, the research and implications were often related to business situations, resulting in advice from perspectives such as the most effective way to deliver negative criticism to coworkers, or how to be viewed as an expert. This book was not technical, assumes no prior knowledge, and appeals to a broad audience. It is more about human-human interaction as revealed through human-computer interaction experiments than it is about computers or technology, except for the underlying assumption that humans at least somewhat treat computers as people.
In a time when the CEO of Microsoft (retired) and owner of the LA Clippers has outlawed Powerpoint presentations, how should we communicate with each other?
Nass claims incredibly, that "The social world is much less complicated than it appears. In fact, interactions between people are governed by simple rules and patterns," and that he shows these simple rules via experiment.
In general, Nass fulfills the above incredible claim, and does it entertainingly. If you manage or deal with creative people this is an excellent, short book (four hours est.) from which to learn.