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The Marketing Book Podcast: Alchemy by Rory Sutherland

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland

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Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, where he has worked since 1988 and where he was notoriously called the 'worst graduate trainee that Ogilvy & Mather had ever hired.'  

The attractively vague title of Vice Chairman at Ogilvy has allowed Rory to form a behavioural science practice within the agency whose job is to uncover the hidden business and social possibilities which emerge when you apply creative minds to the latest thinking in psychology and behavioural science.

Rory is also a columnist for The Spectator and his TED Talks have ben viewed more than 7 million times.

An interesting fact...

He lives in a four-bedroom flat on the second floor of a building constructed in 1784 which was the house built for the personal doctor of King George III, he once spent 24 hours in a Qatari jail, and he is married to an Anglican priest.

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Show Notes

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland 

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy 

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein  

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dr. Dan Ariely 

Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly by John Kay 

Irrationality by Stuart Sutherland 

Exotic Preferences: Behavioral Economics and Human Motivation by George Loewenstein 

The Choice Factory: 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy by Richard Shotton

Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart by Rachel Botsman 

Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition) by Robert B. Cialdini

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

The Behaviour Business: How to apply behavioural science for business success by Richard Chataway

Delusions of Brandeur by Ryan Wallman

Rory Sutherland’s Twitter

Rory Sutherland’s Linkedin

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Douglas Burdett
Douglas Burdett
The Principal and Founder of Artillery, Douglas Burdett is a former artillery officer and Madison Avenue ad man. He also hosts The Marketing Book Podcast, where he interviews authors every week about the latest in modern marketing and sales.

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