Book three in the Wizard of Ads Trilogy
by Roy H. Williams
Wizard of Ads books have become known for their unique blend of principle, practicality, and lore. Now here's the third book in the series, with yet more sage guidance and dozens of fascinating true stories. Drawing on the teachings of his renowned Academy, the Wizard shares his unique perspectives on the roles neuroscience, chaos theory, poetry, and art play in the field of human persuasion. His practical guidance will show you:
Posted by Henry Oliner on 20th Nov 2013
As I read this book I had to remind myself it is classified as a book about advertising. Yes, he spends one of the four sections about many specific advertising concepts and measurements but the rest of the 101 short chapters cover so much more.
He combines quotes form eclectic sources, and stories that belong in human interest and motivational historical biographies. He digs deep into explanations of the human mind and neurology just to understand how to best impact it.
His observations are challenging to common beliefs and stimulating to new ideas. I would not limit my recommendation of this book to just business, marketing and advertising interests.
I would recommend it to writers looking for effective tips and improvement of their craft. I would recommend it to clergy who will find endless inspiring stories for sermons. I would recommend it to teachers for interesting and unique perspectives on historical and cultural figures and events. I would emphatically recommend it to business people who spend so much time looking for answers and so little time pursuing the questions.
I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to stimulate his or her thinking. It would help break through writer's block and stimulate a new flow of creativity. It is a creative reference masterpiece.
If the title leads you to expect a bunch of advertising how to's and what to do's, you may feel a bit disappointed; it is a lot more about why. It is a book for those who cherish ideas and thinking. I love this book.
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