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Offline Alan Georges

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book: Win Bigly
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:23:05 PM »
Subtitle: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
Scott "the guy who draws Dilbert" Adams, 2017

I was steered to the book by this interview Adams had with Tom Woods a couple of weeks ago: https://tomwoods.com/ep-1293-scott-adams-on-trump-and-persuasion/
You might want to start there, it gives a good sample of the content for the right price -- i.e., free and < 1 hour of your time.  It covers about 20% of the book's content, but... free sample.  He snagged my $12 for a kindle copy with that freebee.

Anyway, back to the book.  It's a mash-up: how Trump won, a how-to book on persuasion, how Clinton lost, why people freaked out about the 2016 election so much, how Adams was caught up in the storm as well, why some people are still freaking out about 2016.

I found it to be informative about a part of human interaction I know all too little about, and at the same time to be disturbing as hell.  I mean, look at that subtitle for starters.  Unfortunately I think Adams is right: humans are 90% irrational, and maybe, maybe 10% rational.

Anybody else read this one?