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Talking to Strangers

By Malcolm Gladwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0316535621
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Social Science
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong—now with a new afterword by the author. A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

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A fascinating examination of the world of private investigators by a 21st-century private eye. Today's world is complicated: companies are becoming more powerful than nations, the lines between public and corporate institutions grow murkier, and the internet is shredding our privacy. To combat these onslaughts, people everywhere -- rich and not so rich, in business and in their personal lives -- are turning away from traditional police, lawyers, and government regulators toward a new champion: the private investigator. As a private investigator, Tyler Maroney has traveled the globe, overseeing sensitive investigations and untying complicated cases for a wide array of clients. In his new book, he shows that it's private eyes who today are being called upon to catch corrupt politicians, track down international embezzlers, and mine reams of data to reveal which CEOs are lying. The tools Maroney and other private investigators use are a mix of the traditional and the cutting edge, from old phone records to computer forensics to solid (and often inspired) street-level investigative work. The most useful assets private investigators have, Maroney has found, are their resourcefulness and their creativity. Each of the investigations Maroney explores in this book highlights an individual case and the people involved in it, and in each account he explains how the transgressors were caught and what lessons can be learned from it. Whether the clients are a Middle Eastern billionaire whose employees stole millions from him, the director of a private equity firm wanting a background check on a potential hire (a known convicted felon), or creditors of a wealthy American investor trying to recoup their money after he fled the country to avoid bankruptcy, all of them hired private investigators to solve problems the authorities either can't or won't touch. In an era when it's both easier and more difficult than ever to disappear after a crime is committed, it's the modern detective people are turning to for help, for revenge, and for justice.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735239622
  • Total of Pages : 350
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE ATWOOD GIBSON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 MANITOBA BOOK AWARDS’ CAROL SHIELDS WINNIPEG BOOK AWARD, MARGARET LAURENCE AWARD FOR FICTION, AND MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A GLOBE & MAIL BEST BOOK From the bestselling author of The Break comes a staggering intergenerational saga that explores how connected we are, even when we’re no longer together—even when we’re forced apart. Cedar has nearly forgotten what her family looks like. Phoenix has nearly forgotten what freedom feels like. And Elsie has nearly given up hope. Nearly. After time spent in foster homes, Cedar goes to live with her estranged father. Although she grapples with the pain of being separated from her mother, Elsie, and sister, Phoenix, she’s hoping for a new chapter in her life, only to find herself once again in a strange house surrounded by strangers. From a youth detention centre, Phoenix gives birth to a baby she’ll never get to raise and tries to forgive herself for all the harm she’s caused (while wondering if she even should). Elsie, struggling with addiction and determined to turn her life around, is buoyed by the idea of being reunited with her daughters and strives to be someone they can depend on, unlike her own distant mother. These are the Strangers, each haunted in her own way. Between flickering moments of warmth and support, the women diverge and reconnect, fighting to survive in a fractured system that pretends to offer success but expects them to fail. Facing the distinct blade of racism from those they trusted most, they urge one another to move through the darkness, all the while wondering if they’ll ever emerge safely on the other side. A breathtaking companion to her bestselling debut The Break, Vermette’s The Strangers brings readers into the dynamic world of the Stranger family, the strength of their bond, the shared pain in their past, and the light that beckons from the horizon. This is a searing exploration of race, class, inherited trauma, and matrilineal bonds that—despite everything—refuse to be broken.

Talking to Strangers

By Malcolm Gladwell
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  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Book Code : 6020635422
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Self-Help
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Mengapa interaksi kita dengan orang tak dikenal sering kali keliru? Penghentian pelanggar lalu lintas rutin yang berakhir dengan tragedi. Mata-mata yang bertahun-tahun tak terdeteksi di tingkat tertinggi Pentagon. Mengapa kita sering sekali keliru memahami orang lain? Mengapa sukar sekali mendeteksi kebohongan, membaca wajah, atau menilai motif orang tak dikenal? Melalui serangkaian pertemuan dan kesalahpahamanÑdari sejarah, psikologi, sampai kasus hukum terkenalÑMalcolm Gladwell membawa kita dalam suatu petualangan intelektual ke sisi gelap hakikat manusia, ketika orang tak dikenal ternyata tidak sederhana, dan kekeliruan membaca orang tak dikenal bisa berakibat bencana. ÒTidak ada yang menantang asumsi umum sebagaimana Malcolm Gladwell. Di sini dia menggunakan kisah penipuan dan kekeliruan fatal untuk mempertanyakan strategi kita menghadapi orang tak dikenal, mengajak kita berpikir ulang pada era baru yang penuh kemelut ini.Ó Kirkus Reviews ÒSaya suka buku ini ... membacanya bukan hanya benar-benar mengubah cara kita melihat orang tak dikenal, melainkan juga cara kita memandang diri sendiri, berita, dan dunia. Buku ini mengubah saya.Ó Oprah Winfrey

I Talk to Strangers

By Carole Chandler
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  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Book Code : 1452567026
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 999
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Anyone can turn their life around. Anyone can significantly transform the way people respond to them. I know they can because I did. I thought it might be fun to share some of my wonderful, wacky, and weird interactions with random people. I talk to strangers because they talk to me, and tales of events closer to home have inspired my second book. Enjoy!

How to Talk to Strangers Effectively How to Create Rapport & Build Relationships with Anyone

By Stephen Berkley
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  • Publisher : Abbott Properties LLC
  • Book Code : 1667139312
  • Total of Pages : 33
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Among the most significant fears which most people face is the fear of meeting strangers which lowers their self-esteem and confidence levels. Second can be speaking publicly to a crowd. Meeting strangers is not as scary as most people may think. You will never achieve anything bigger in your life if you will fear from talking to strangers or speaking in public. You have to overcome your fears to become successful in life. Techniques mentioned in this guide will help you to comfortably talk to strangers. In this guide, we have summed up some techniques to increase your level of confidence, so that you can talk to strangers effectively. Whats included: - Techniques of comfortably talking to a stranger - How to start communication with strangers - How to maintain confidence level - Effective communication skills - How not to get nervous - Change in behavioural patterns - Verbal skills! - Talk about shared interests - And much more! If you want to talk to strangers comfortably this guide is for you. --> Scroll to the top of the page and click add to cart to purchase instantly <-- Disclaimer: This author and or rights owner(s) make no claims, promises, or guarantees in regards to the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this book, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents within. This product is for reference use only. Please consult a professional before taking action on any of the contents found within.

Talking To Strangers Mastery

By The Sapiens Network
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  • Publisher : Hernando Chavez
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 325
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TALKING TO STRANGERS MASTERY LEARN TO TALK TO STRANGERS WITH EASE, COMFORT AND SELF-CONFIDENCE ABOUT THIS BOOK Talking to people you don't know can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. It's also one of the most difficult, because we're all a little bit afraid of encountering someone who doesn't want to talk to us. But why should we be afraid? Talking to strangers is good for you and them, and it can bring happiness into your life, or theirs—or both! This has been scientifically proven. You might be thinking "but I'm not sure what they would be interested in." The truth is: neither do they know about you! But don't worry about that—they'll be happy just to shoot the breeze with anybody willing enough to engage them in conversation. You don't need a fancy invitation or offer of free drinks; just ask them how their day is going and listen politely as they talk about their pets, or their job troubles or whatever else comes up. If after twenty minutes there's no sign that anyone wants this interaction to continue, then feel free to leave without feeling guilty! CONTENT Introduction: Can You Become A Master At Talking To Strangers? Why Does Talking To A Stranger Can Be Cognitively Demanding? Why Is It Stressful To Talk To Strangers? Why Talking To A Stranger Can Actually Boost Your Mental Performance? Talking To Strangers Can Expand Your Social Networks? Talking To Strangers Can Be A Fun Experience? How Talking To Strangers Can Help You Gain A Fresh Perspective? What Is Small Talk? How To Use Small Talk As An Opener For A Better Conversation? How To Break The Scripts Of Small Talk? What Is The Psychological Phenomenon Of Mirroring? How To Use The Psychological Phenomenon Of Mirroring During A Conversation? How To Have Confidence To Talk To Strangers? How To Incorporate Humor When Talking To Strangers? Why Is Asking Questions A Great Method To Talk To Strangers? Why Is Curiosity Indispensable To Talk To Strangers? How To Avoid Prying When Talking To Strangers? How To Rely On A Shared Experience To Talk To A Stranger? How To Ask Open-Ended Questions To Talk To Strangers? Why Must You Never Be Egocentric When Talking To Strangers? Why Is It Important To Make Eye Contact When Talking To Strangers? How To Show You’re Engaged In The Conversation When Talking To Strangers? Why Paraphrase What The Other Person Is Saying When Talking To Strangers? How To Practice Deep Listening When Talking To Strangers? Why Is Practicing Important When Learning To Talk To Strangers? ABOUT THE SAPIENS NETWORK The content in this guide is based on extensive official research and comes from a variety of sources, mostly from books published by experts who have mastered each of the topics presented here and who are backed by internationally recognized careers. Therefore, the reader will be able to acquire a large amount of knowledge from more than one reliable and specialized source. This happens because we rely only on official and endorsed media. In addition, we also collect information from different web pages, courses, biographies, and interviews, so we give the reader a broad overview of their topics of interest. We have not only checked that the sources of knowledge are relevant, but we have also made a very careful selection of the final information that makes up this guide. With great practicality, we have compiled the most useful concepts and put them in a way that are easiest for the reader to learn. Our ultimate goal is to simplify all the ideas that they are fully understandable and so that the reader can enjoy a pleasant, practical, and simple reading. This is why we strive to provide only the key information from each expert. In this guide, the reader will not find redundancies or unnecessary or irrelevant content. Each chapter covers the essential and leaves out everything that could be deemed as extra or that does not add anything new to the selected concepts. Thus, the reader will be able to enjoy a text where they will easily find specialized information that comes exclusively from experts and that has been selected with the greatest effectiveness.

Summary of "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell - Free book by QuickRead.com

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Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Perfect for learning how humans are notoriously bad at judging strangers through the stories of high-profile cases like Sandra Bland and Amanda Knox. Combining academic research in sociology and psychology with journalism, Malcolm Gladwell continuously writes books that attempt to change society’s perceptions of social issues. Talking to Strangers is no different and discusses the implications of judging others without truly knowing or understanding one another. The book’s introduction and final chapter discuss the case of Sandra Bland, an African-American woman stopped by a white highway patrolman in 2015 who was later found dead in her cell by apparent suicide. Bland was arrested after a typical traffic stop escalated into a confrontation, and her death “is what happens when a society doesn’t know how to talk to strangers,” according to Gladwell. Throughout the book, Gladwell explores the nuances and intricacies of talking to strangers and shows how even experts trained in judgment and psychology lack the ability to predict how a stranger will behave. Covering high-profile cases like those of Sandra Bland and the Ponzi scheme of Bernie Madoff, Talking to Strangers will reveal how little you really know about the people that walk among you.

Don't Talk to Strangers

By Bethany Campbell
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0307573370
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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They were strangers in a seductive game of hide-and-seek. One by one, the women were disappearing. Each had been young, vulnerable...and each had been spending time on the Internet "chatting" with a mysterious stranger. It was Carrie Blue's job to track down that stranger, to put herself on the Internet in the guise of a lonely young student, and to smoke out a cunningly seductive killer. But soon Carrie is drawn inexorably into a world where truth is indistinguishable from fiction, where fantasy and reality collide. It proves far more difficult than she ever could have imagined to resist the lure of a twisted mind--one that may already have figured out who Carrie is, and marked her as his next kill.

How To Talk To Strangers

By Curious Pavel
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  • Publisher : Curious Pavel
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : Education
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In this book, I'll show you the step-by-step Formula that I've been using whenever I change my environment (e.g. move to a different city, change a job, start University, etc) If you want to: Make more friends... but just don't know-how Be able to start conversations... but you often don't have the courage Find people with the same interests as you... but not sure where to start then this will means that... I Wrote This Book For You. After having a childhood mainly around computer games, from the age of 18, I started taking jobs in the customer service industry. Slowly starting as working on a parking lot and on an anchored ship in Alaska, I then took a job that demanded from me to talk to STRANGERS: Hotel Entertainment (show host). For 6 years I was entertaining people from all over the world in hotels in Bulgaria, Greece, and Spain. That helped build a system that I can follow whenever I speak to somebody for the very first time. I'll show you communication techniques that you can start implementing straight away. If you are looking for techniques on HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY FLIRT, then this might not be the right book for you. Although there are tips that might help you with communication in those situations, this is not the main subject of this book. Here's are some points that we will cover: How to deal with rejection Who are the right people for you What to talk about with strangers How to break the silence Body language techniques How to keep newly built relationships What to avoid when speaking to strangers How to join a conversation in a group of people And much, much more... I can help you start talking to strangers instantly. So get the book and let's get started. To your success, Curious Pavel

Don't Talk to Strangers

By Amanda Kyle Williams
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0345539648
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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“An explosive read . . . Amanda Kyle Williams sets the classic private eye novel on fire.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child Hailed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “one of the most addictive new series heroines,” Keye Street is the brilliant, brash heart of a sizzling thriller full of fear and temptation, judgments and secrets, infidelity and murder. He likes them smart. In the woods of Whisper, Georgia, two bodies are found: one recently dead, the other decayed from a decade of exposure to the elements. The sheriff is going to need help to track down an experienced predator—one who abducts girls and holds them for months before ending their lives. Enter ex–FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street. He lives for the struggle. After a few weeks, Keye is finally used to sharing her downtown Atlanta loft with her boyfriend, A.P.D. Lieutenant Aaron Rauser. Along with their pets (his dog, her cat) they seem almost like a family. But when Rauser plunks a few ice cubes in a tumbler and pours a whiskey, Keye tenses. Her addiction recovery is tenuous at best. And loves the fear. Though reluctant to head out into the country, Keye agrees to assist Sheriff Ken Meltzer. Once in Whisper, where the locals have no love for outsiders, Keye starts to piece together a psychological profile: The killer is someone who stalks and plans and waits. But why does the sociopath hold the victims for so long, and what horrible things must they endure? When a third girl goes missing, Keye races against time to connect the scant bits of evidence. All the while, she cannot shake the chilling feeling: Something dark and disturbing lives in these woods—and it is watching her every move. Praise for Amanda Kyle Williams and Don’t Talk to Strangers “There’s a new voice in Atlanta, and her name is Amanda Kyle Williams.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author “One of the most addictive new series heroines since Stephanie Plum.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Keye Street is my kind of detective—complicated, savvy, flawed, and blessed with a sharply observant dark wit.”—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author “Both Williams and Street should be around for the long haul, so discover them now from the start.”—Alafair Burke, author of Long Gone “The exciting thing about Williams’ writing is how easily she draws the reader into the drama of the story . . . and she adds enough twists and turns to keep the reader off kilter to the very end.”—The Huffington Post

How to Start and Make a Conversation

By Christopher Gottschalk
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  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 1601383835
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents advice on how to start a conversation and keep it going, along with information on such topics as body language, how to leave a difficult conversation, online conversations, and workplace conversations.

Never Tell Our Business to Strangers

By Jennifer Mascia
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  • Publisher : Villard
  • Book Code : 0345519078
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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When Jennifer Mascia is five years old, the FBI comes for her father. At that moment Jenny realizes that her family isn’t exactly normal. What follows are months of confusion marked by visits with her father through thick glass, talking to him over a telephone attached to the wall. She and her mother crisscross the country, from California to New York to Miami and back again. When her father finally returns home, months later, his absence is never explained—and Jenny is told that the family has a new last name. It’s only much later that Jenny discovers that theirs was a life spent on the lam, trying to outrun the law. Thus begins the story of Jennifer Mascia’s bizarre but strangely magical childhood. An only child, she revels in her parents’ intense love for her—and rides the highs and lows of their equally passionate arguments. They are a tight-knit band, never allowing many outsiders in. And then there are the oddities that Jenny notices only as she gets older: the fact that her father had two names before he went away—in public he was Frank, but at home her mother called him Johnny; the neat, hidden hole in the carpet where her parents keep all their cash. The family sees wild swings in wealth—one year they’re shopping for Chanel and Louis Vuitton at posh shopping centers in Los Angeles, the next they’re living in one room and subsisting on food stamps. What have her parents done? What was the reason for her father’s incarceration so many years ago? When Jenny, at twenty-two, uncovers her father’s criminal record during an Internet search, still more questions are raised. By then he is dying of cancer, so she presses her mother for answers, eliciting the first in a series of reluctant admissions about her father’s criminal past. Before her mother dies, four years later, Jenny is made privy to one final, riveting confession, which sets her on a search for the truth her mother fought to conceal for so many years. As Jenny unravels her family’s dark secrets, she must confront the grisly legacy she has inherited and the hard truth that her parents are not—and have never been—who they claimed to be. In the face of unimaginable tragedy, Jenny will ultimately find an acceptance and understanding just as meaningful and powerful as her parents’ love. In a memoir both raw and unwavering, Jennifer Mascia tells the amazing story of a life lived—unwittingly—with criminals. Full of great love and enormous loss, Never Tell Our Business to Strangers will captivate and enthrall, both with its unrelenting revelations and its honest, witty heart.

Better Small Talk

By Patrick King
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  • Publisher : PKCS Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 221
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 189
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Networking events suck, but they can suck less. What to say and when to say to be likable, connect, and make a memorable impression. Actionable and applicable verbal maneuvers for just about every phase of conversation. From hello to goodbye, with strangers or old friends, you'll learn how to simply go deeper. NO MORE: interview mode, awkward silence, or struggling to hold people’s attention. Better Small Talk is a unique read. Imagine the following situation: you've just put on your name tag, and you're approached by a stranger. What do you say? Nice weather today.No, we can do better than this. Learn better small talk to avoid awkwardness, put people at ease, and build real rapport. Learn to open people up without them even realizing it. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He suffered for years as a shy introvert and managed to boil human interaction down to a science - first for himself, and now for you. You'll learn exact dialogues, responses, phrases, and questions to use. •How to tell captivating stories and what to actually focus on. •Four ways to warm yourself up and prepare for even the most unpredictable conversations. •Instantly setting a tone of friendship and openness with strangers. •Common and subtle conversational habits you need to stop right now Become someone who is magnetic and who can make new friends in any situation. Simple conversation is the gatekeeper to friendships, your dream career, romance, and overall happiness. The ability to connect with anyone is an underrated superpower. People will be more drawn to you without even knowing why, and never again people will people be bored talking to you. You’ll never run out of things to say when you master these conversation tactics. Make each conversation count by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of the page.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

By Rebecca L. Thomas
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440834350
  • Total of Pages : 1636
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail