An In-Depth Look At The Persuasive Influence Which Can Be Cast Upon Others
Zy Marquiez
February 4, 2020

Plain and simple, Invisible Influence is about social engineering, which is about individuals influencing others or even themselves, to take specific actions.  Admittedly, these actions could be positive or negative depending on the intent of the social engineer.

This book is a very pragmatic and easy to follow book that allows people to see part of the wide range that persuasion entails so they are able to avoid those attempting to employ it upon them.

At its core, this book is essentially split into two parts.   The first part of the book brings about many examples of how subtle ways of social engineering are often employed.  To that end, the fact that the book didn’t overuse technical jargon allows it to flow seamlessly.

Hogan provides ample cogent explanations that followed his many persuasion examples that saliently home-in on many of the ways that influence is cast upon an individual. Coming to terms with this information, the reader is able to realize how the possibilities of the techniques the book features can certainly multiply to a hitherto unforeseen and incredible extent, which can spawn noxious side effects if one does not recognize the techniques being employed.

The second half of the book is composed of 52 techniques that will help an individual become adept at social engineering at an entry level, some of which you can apply to yourself, which was unexpected but appreciated.

Subjectively speaking, this part alone was work the price of the book.  Each of the techniques mentioned follow a stark methodology that is sure to make proactive mindful individuals cognizant of part of the spectrum that persuasion entails.

Invisible Influence is rousing in its possibilities as it is subtle in its approach.  A great addition is that the author is candid when making the point of how individuals should be aware of how these influences can shape circumstances for better or worse.

In an age where a certain sect of the population, or certain social groups, are nigh always seeking others to conform, whether they realize it or not, the availability of such information should not be glossed over in any way whatsoever for it allows individuals to be better educated and empowered in countless ways.

Suggested Reading & Viewing:

Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
The Minds Of Men [Documentary] | Social Engineering & Mind Control
Socratic Logic V 3.1 by Peter Kreeft PhD
Getting Things done by David Allen
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Lesson’s From Orwell’s 1984
Social Engineering 101
What Is An Elite Curriculum?
A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression by Dr. Kelly Brogan
Social Engineering 101
What Is An Elite Curriculum?

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