It has been estimated that on average we see about 300 adverts a day and are exposed to over 2,000 more sales messages. Most of these, we ignore. But more often than most of us realise, and certainly more frequently than we would like to admit, we are seduced by skillful sales techniques into buying things we had not intended to buy or into paying much more that we should have paid.
Could you have fallen victim to the nodding donkey, the puppy-dog, bait and switch, the slash-and-grab, SSI, auction fever, the valley of death, the khazi close, the yes-yes or any of a hundred other secret sales techniques?
After reading this book, you will be better prepared. So the next time you’re faced with the boomerang, the sneer, the scarcity sell, the sandwich or even just some simple mirroring and matching, you’ll know what’s happening and be equipped to deal with it.
Praise for Squandered:
“This is a terrifying book, but a brilliant and necessary one…Please read it.” Daily Telegraph
“The most illuminating political book to date this year.” Evening Standard
“Impossible to read without becoming angry.” New Statesman
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David Craig spent most of his career selling and running sales training courses for some of the world’s best and worst management consultancies. After writing two whistleblowing books, Rip-Off and Plundering the Public Sector, he was blacklisted and so left the profession. Since then he has written several books exposing government corruption, incompetence and waste, including Squandered: How Gordon Brown is wasting over one trillion pounds of our money and Fleeced: How we’ve been betrayed by politicians, bureaucrats and bankers, both of which won the Hammond Whiteley Journalism Award.