By Harry Beckwith
What do Howard Hughes and 50 Cent have in universal, and what do they let us know approximately americans and our wants? Why did Sean Connery cease donning a toupee, and what does this let us know approximately American shoppers for any product? What something did the Beatles, Malcolm Gladwell and Nike all discover approximately americans that helped them win us over? Which uniquely American characteristics could clarify the plights of Krispy Kreme, Ford, and GM, and the hazards confronted through Starbuck's? Why, after another plea failed, did "Click It or price ticket" get humans to shop for the belief of fastening their seat belts? To paraphrase Don Draper's personality at the hit exhibit Mad males, "What do humans want?" what's the new American psyche, and the way do America's shrewdest agents faucet it? Drawing from dozens of disciplines, the the world over acclaimed advertising specialist Harry Beckwith solutions those questions with a few superb, even startling, truths and discoveries approximately what motivates us.
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