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An engrossing guide to seeing andndash; and communicating andndash; more clearly from the groundbreaking course that helps FBI agents, cops, CEOs, ER docs, and others save money, reputations, and lives.
How could looking at Monetandrsquo;s water lily paintings help save your company millions? How can checking out peopleandrsquo;s footwear foil a terrorist attack? How can your choice of adjective win an argument, calm your kid, or catch a thief?and#160;
In her celebrated seminar, the Art of Perception, art historian Amy Herman has trained experts from many fields how to perceive and communicate better. By showing people how to look closely at images, she helps them hone their andldquo;visual intelligence,andrdquo; a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. She has spent more than a decade teaching doctors to observe patients instead of their charts, helping police officers separate facts from opinions when investigating a crime, and training professionals from the FBI, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, and the military to recognize the most pertinent and useful information. Her lessons highlight far more than the physical objects you may be missing; they teach you how to recognize the talents, opportunities, and dangers that surround you every day.and#160;
Whether you want to be more effective on the job, more empathetic toward your loved ones, or more alert to the trove of possibilities and threats all around us, this book will show you how to see what matters most to you more clearly than ever before.
Book News Annotation:
For entrepreneurs and small business owners, Fried and Hansson, who founded a software company that makes web-based productivity software for small businesses, outline a method to succeed in business that is based on their experiences. Going against conventional ideas about business and showing that a company doesn't need budgets, a lot of advertising, salespeople, a public relations firm, a plan, workaholics, or other touted elements, they address how to start a business, why it needs less than conventionally thought, when to launch it, how to get the word out, whom and when to hire, and how to manage, as well as issues of productivity, competition, damage control, and culture. There is no index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and people stuck in day jobs who want to get out will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.
A transformative guide that uses famous artwork to teach readers to be more perceptive, from an instructorand#160;whoandrsquo;s taught FBI interrogators with Matisse, high-powered CEOs with Picasso, and Secret Service agents with Lichtenstein.and#160;
Itandrsquo;s not what you see, itandrsquo;s how you look.and#160;
An engrossing, eye-opening guide to seeingandmdash;and communicatingandmdash;more clearly, from the groundbreaking course that helps FBI agents, cops, CEOs, military Special Forces, ER docs, and others save money, reputations, and livesand#160;
How could looking at Monetandrsquo;s water lily paintings help save your company millions? How can checking out peopleandrsquo;s footwear foil a terrorist attack? How can your choice of adjective win an argument, calm your kid, or catch a thief? and#160; Art historian Amy Herman has trained experts from many fields in the art of perception. By showing people how to look closely at images, she enables them to see more clearly, analyze more intelligently, and use seemingly hidden clues to better understand any situation. She has spent over a decade teaching doctors to pay attention to patients instead of their charts, helping police officers separate facts from opinions when describing a suspect, and training professionals from a wide array of fields, including the FBI, the State Department, and the military, toand#160; recognize the most pertinent and useful information. Her lessons highlight far more than the physical objects you may be missing; they teach you to uncover the hidden talents of new employees, and to reduce costly miscommunication among members of a team. and#160; Whether youandrsquo;re an executive who wants to run your company more effectively, a parent who wants to better understand your child, or simply anyone who wants to perceive any situation more clearly, you will see what matters most in a whole new light.
About the Author
AMY E. HERMAN developed and conducts all sessions of The Art of Perception using the analysis of works of art to improve perception and communication. She leads the program nationally for a range of institutions including the New York City Police Department, the FBI, and the Department of Defense, as well as for leaders in education, finance, and policy. She holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history.
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