Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential

John Neffinger


An essay masquerading as a book.

Don't get me wrong: I enjoyed it. It's just that the point it's making – that the way we project ourselves involves a mixture of strength and warmth, which are two concepts that sit uneasily together and make it hard to make the impressions we seek to make ‐ could have been stated in a longform essay rather than a book. Instead we're treated to the same concepts applied to different personal-development challenges in ways that don't really seem to contribute anything to the message.

Finished on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:44:13 -0800.   Rating 2/5.