The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas

Version: Unabridged
Author: G. Richard Shell , Mario Moussa
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Genres: Negotiation & Communication
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: November 2007
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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Your projects, programs, and career turn on the difference between 'no' and 'yes.' Yet selling ideas-especially the kinds of ideas that make organizations work-is a skill shrouded in mystery. Part emotional intelligence, part politics, part rhetoric, and part psychology, selling ideas is not like tricking someone out of his money. It's about helping others to see things your way-engaging their minds and imaginations.

Charles Lindbergh, for example, needed woo to assemble backers for his famous flight. Nelson Mandela also used it to lead a revolution in South Africa. In any context, woo is two parts art and one part science.

In The Art of Woo, Professors G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa offer a self-assessment to determine which persuasion role fits you best and how to make the most of your natural strengths. They also share vivid stories from their experiences advising thousands of leaders and stories about famous people like John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Andy Grove, and Bono.

Whether you're introverted or extroverted, competitive or collaborative, intellectual or practical, The Art of Woo will strengthen your persuasion skill in every aspect of your life.

Author Details

Author Details

Shell, G. Richard

G. Richard Shell is director of the Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop at the Wharton School, where he is professor of legal studies, business ethics and management. His previous book is the award-winning "Bargaining for Advantage,"
Mario Moussa is a faculty member at the Wharton School and a principal of CFAR Inc., a management consulting firm.

Moussa, Mario

Mario Moussa is a senior fellow in the Wharton School of Business's Leonard Davis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs and teaches programs in health care.