Summary

Con men are artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. They hold a deep, enigmatic fascination for us. But how do they do it? Whether it's a suspicious-looking email or a multimillion-dollar global swindle, Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the confidence game and the profile of both the con artist and his mark.
We learn how grifters can be so persuasive, even to those of us who consider ourselves immune, and how we can train ourselves to discern the signs of a story that isn't quite what it seems.
Insightful and entertaining, telling fascinating stories about some of the most seductive imposters in history, The Confidence Game takes us into the world of the con to examine not only why we believe in confidence artists but how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us.
©2016 Maria Konnikova (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd
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By Amazon Customer on 21-03-16

Great book for anyone who wants to understand con

Great story for self realisation! A bit on a scary side. grear examples mixed with science behind the confidense game.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Liz Scully on 08-05-18

Enjoyed the book and loved the audio version

I wanted to re-read this book and it was every bit as good in this version read by the author.

So much fascinating information and much to think on. I know I'll listen to it another time. I rarely do this, but this really is so full of great information. Thoroughly recommend

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tumwine on 27-01-17

A helpful guide for unlocking mental blindspots

I recommend this book to everyone.
I loved the book. In particular, the various tales of cons that have been carried out through the ages. It's enlightening to see that many scams have been running for centuries. The exploration of the human shortcomings that support cons and scams is eye-opening and presents something to think about.

The narrator was good. The tone and flow of the narration is consistent with whatever concept is being presented.

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