You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery #2020

You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery By Richard Stengel You re Too Kind A Brief History of Flattery Okay who was the first flatterer If you guessed Satan you d be close but according to You re Too Kind flattery began with chimpan zees who groom each other all day long In fact flattery is an ad
  • Title: You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery
  • Author: Richard Stengel
  • ISBN: 9780684854915
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery By Richard Stengel
    You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery By Richard Stengel Okay, who was the first flatterer If you guessed Satan, you d be close, but according to You re Too Kind, flattery began with chimpan zees, who groom each other all day long In fact, flattery is an adaptive behavior that has helped us survive since caveman days It s in our genes Our flattery is simply strategic praise, and to illustrate its myriad forms, Richard StenOkay, who was the first flatterer If you guessed Satan, you d be close, but according to You re Too Kind, flattery began with chimpan zees, who groom each other all day long In fact, flattery is an adaptive behavior that has helped us survive since caveman days It s in our genes Our flattery is simply strategic praise, and to illustrate its myriad forms, Richard Stengel takes us on a witty, idiosyncratic tour, from chimps to the God of the Old Testament who craved flattery but never got it , to the troubadour poets of the Middle Ages who invented the sappy cliches of romantic flattery , all the way through Dale Carnegie flattery will get you everywhere and Monica Lewinsky s adoring love letters to her Big Creep faux insults are also a form of flattery.Flattery thrives in hierarchical settings like royal courts or Fortune 500 boardrooms, and it flows both upward and downward It is successful when it goes downward, so be extra subtle when flattering your boss Studies show it works best on those who already have high opinions of themselves Yes, that fellow Jones is very clever for perceiving how brilliant I am Flattery oils the social machinery of everyday life.Stengel sees public flattery as an epidemic in our society and private praise as being all too scarce Most often, though, flattery these days is just a harmless deception, a victimless crime that often ends up making both the giver and the receiver feel a little better.In short, flattery works.
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    • Richard Stengel

      Richard Stengel is the former editor of TIME He collaborated with Nelson Mandela on his bestselling 1993 autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, and later served as coproducer of the 1996 Oscar nominated documentary Mandela He is also the author of January Sun One Day, Three Lives, a South African Town Stengel is married to Mary Pfaff and they have two sons.

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    • Forse adulare non sar un arte n una scienza, ma sicuramente un attivit che vanta millenni di esperienze umane Con questo libro abbiamo la possibilit di scoprire come il concetto stesso di piaggeria, o di leccaculaggine se si preferisce, sia mutato nel corso dei secoli L autore tende sempre a prenderci per i fondelli, quasi riproponendo verso noi lettori i vari stili che man mano presenta mi raccomando, state attenti a cosa stato fatto il secolo scorso Un plauso per la traduzione di Daniele Balla [...]


    • Questo di Stengel un vero e proprio manuale che a volte sembrerebbe rasentare l autorevolezza del saggio filosofico, se non fosse piacevolmente scritto con estrema sottigliezza e fine umorismo piegodilibri recensioni



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