PERSUADE Bonus Video: Chris Jeub’s Bookshelf

My stack of books on the arts of persuasion (subtitles included)

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Bonus Video: Chris Jeub’s Bookshelf


You see the books in the background, and yes, I have actually read them. They consist of mostly books on the arts of persuasion. This bonus video introduces you to many great (and awful) books I have read on persuasion. I hope to someday teach you the vast sea of persuasion techniques in them.

Here’s the list in the order I explain in the video, plus hyperlinks to the ones that I think fit most nicely with the content of Training Minds University and my PERSUADE class:

  • “Hedge’s Logick” by Levi Hedge (1839)
  • “Argumentation and Debating” by William Trufant Foster (1908)
  • “Elements of Logic” by Richard Whately (1855)
  • “How to Argue and Win Every Time” by Gerry Spense (St. Martin Press)
  • “The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists” by Neil Strauss
  • “How to Debate” by T. Russell Hanes
  • “Secrets of Dynamic Communicators” by Ken Davis (Thomas Nelson)
  • “Many Sides Debate Across the Curriculum” by by Alfred Snider & Maxwell Schnurer
  • “Come, Let Us Reason” by Norman L. Geisler and Ronald M. Brooks
  • “Elements of Writing” Kenneavy/Warriner
  • “Argumentation and Debate” by Austin J. Freeley and David L. Steinberg
  • “Understanding the Times” by David A. Noebel (Summit Ministries)
  • “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat
  • “Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America” by Allen C. Guelzo
  • “Argumentation & Debate: Taking the Next Step” Edited by Deborah Bush Haffey, Jeffrey B. Motter, and Christy L. Shipe
  • “An Introduction to Argumentation and Debate” by Christy “Farris” Shipe
  • “Win Bigly” by Scott Adams
  • “Influence” by Robert Cialdini
  • “The 5-Second Rule” by Mel Robbins
  • “Algorithms to Live By” by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
  •  “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown
  • “Quiet” by Susan Cain
  • “Never Split the Difference” by Chris Voss
  • “48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene
  • Anything by G.K. Chesterton
  • “Pre-Suasion” by Robert Cialdini
  • “The Great Debate” by Yuval Levin
  • “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Do you have a book on persuasion that is not on this list? I’d love to hear about them! Comment below…

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