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The Human Brand: How We Relate to People, Products, and Companies

The Human Brand:How We Relate to People, Products, and Companies

Chris Malone and Susan T. Fiske

Summarized January 2014


SKU: 1141

ISBN: 1118611314

Price: $12.50

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Summary Description

People everywhere describe their relationships with brands of all kinds in deeply personal ways -- we hate our banks, love our smartphones, and think the cable company is out to get us.  What's actually going on in our brains when we make these judgments?

In our summary of The Human Brand, customer loyalty expert Chris Malone and social psychologist Susan Fiske show that we relate to companies, brands, and even inanimate products in the same way that we naturally perceive, judge, and behave toward one another.

Early humans developed a kind of genius for making two specific kinds of quick judgments:  What are the intentions of other people toward me?  And how capable are they of carrying out those intentions? 

Social psychologists call these two categories of perception warmth and competence, and they drive most of our emotions and behavior toward other people -- and in today's modern world, toward businesses too.  As a result, we become devoted to certain companies, brands, and products, but we also have high expectations for loyalty from them in return.

Based on evaluations of 45 companies across 10 separate studies, this summary shows how your organization can achieve success and sustain it by forging genuine relationships with customers.

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