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A nice, easy to read and understand intro to NLP
on 30 April 2003
If you're looking for a book that will help you figure out what NLP is, what you might do with it and what all the fuss is about, then this is a great book to start with. Purists might argue about some specifics being right or wrong, I would have to say that NLP isn't about right and wrong or black and white. NLP isn't a set of strict rules, it's about studying what works - and as a nice intro to the subject, this works!
As you learn more about NLP, you'll decide for yourself what works and what suits you anyway.
Some of the other intro books aim too high and try to tackle and explain what is a big subject. This book takes the opposite approach and breaks NLP down into nice, easy to take in chunks. If you're the kind of person who grabs reading time when you can, this book will suit you perfectly - as well as for those of you who will sit down for a good read.
The only weak chapter, in my mind, is the one on timelines, but I really think that's a big subject in itself which warrants a separate book.
If you don't want to wade through loads of dry theory and listen to people rant over which model is right or wrong, if you do want an easy to read introduction to NLP, this book is for you.