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The Ellipsis Manual: analysis and engineering of human behavior Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B06X9FY51S
- Publisher : Evergreen Press (22 February 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 2251 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 409 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #225,351 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It’s a book of 3 parts the first which focuses on building a system to quantify behaviour which is bewilderingly complex superficial and impractical.
Part 2 provides the bulk of useful information. However this is not original and can be found in many other places where it is done in much more detail.
Part 3 moves into the territory of wanna by spies and I just skipped this. This really is fantasy land.
Overall it is superficial quick fix pseudo science if the US teach this stuff to its interrogators god help us all. This is a comic book Laurence Alisons ORBIT is the proper grown up book.
I read a lot of psychology and human behaviour books. My favourite subject. This book is very concise and it's no accident that it's called a manual. Most books try to cover too many subjects so the actual subject they try to cover end up getting a little watered down.
This book is very specific to 1 subject and even though chase touches on other subjects they are almost evidence rather than filler.
The reason I said I wish I could unread it was I see his teachings everywhere.. Media, politics, TV, advertising which is fine but I also see it in family and friends. Even though I joke that I want to unread it, it shows how important it is to surround yourself with honest open people... If you don't or don't know then this book is for you... Cut negative, untrustworthy and deceptive people out of your life. Will also help you see if you are being manipulated yourself and who is doing it.
I have recommended this book to so many people. A must buy for anyone with even only a slight interest in this subject but I'd also recommend to people in any kind of abusive relationship whether it be personal or work.
The book spends an awful lot of time telling you that you are now better than 99% of the world, whilst constantly telling you that you’ll learn such-and-such a technique in the following chapters. Only for the book to later say that you’ve now learned it. As a manual it simply fails to deliver.
I have read some reviews that describe this as more of a text book - yes that is true, it is a “manual”...but don’t let that put you off! Chase Hughes explains everything thoroughly and gives plenty of examples.
I personally read the book alongside listening to podcast episodes/videos Chase featured on (freely available on his website, YouTube or Spotify). These added to my understanding of how everything fits together.
I am a therapist in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis - where active participation - both in therapy and between sessions - is paramount. This manual individualised the way I communicate with each client, enabled me to pick up on even most subtle non verbal cues, and allowed me to gain compliance in therapy participation. Regardless of your field, if your goal is to bring about the best possible outcomes in the shortest time possible, this is the book for you!
If you are going to purchase this, there is a lot of work involved if you want to follow it from start to finish so I would suggest a lighter read for people who are just curious.