Persuasion Articles of the Week

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress in April 2018
Power corrupts.

#learning #reading #power #choice #twitter #smiling #habits #emotions

Power Reading — How to read any book efficiently and effectively

A summary of Eugene Schwartz’ book “How to Double Your Power to Learn,” applied to that book itself.


When is Choice a Paradox?

What’s better, too many choices… or too few?


How to get more Twitter followers

Former PRL Podcast guest Ed Latimore writes about how to increase your Twitter following


Can Smiling Really Make You Happier?

Hypnotists and researchers believe that actions influence your brain and emotions. New research is questioning this… but the answer isn’t clear. (In the mean time, hypnotists continue to succeed using the theory).


17 Daily Habits My Dad Insists Will Make You Happier and More Successful

A list of great habits and outlooks to improve your life.


The Surprising and Sobering Science of How We Gain and Lose Influence

“…the most troubling aspect of the power paradox is that even if a person rises to power by counter-Machiavellian means — kindness, generosity, concern with the common good — power itself will eventually warp her priorities and render her less kind, less generous, less concerned with the common good, which will in turn erode her power as her reputation for these counter-qualities grows”