'In The Science of Why, David Forbes offers a deep dive into the psychology behind consumer behavior. By explaining the different kinds of motivation that drive purchases, he enables you to fine-tune your marketing. As a helpful bonus the book is peppered with real-world examples of how successful marketers have used a particular motivation.' Roger Dooley, author of Brainfluence
'Understanding 'why people do what they do' has puzzled mankind since the time of Socrates. Over the centuries, many, including Freud and Maslow, have furthered our understanding of human behavior. In The Science of Why, David Forbes distills the scientific body of knowledge into nine core motivations that drive behavior. Utilizing case studies and his experiences with the MindSight methodology, he effectively illustrates how brands can leverage emotional insights into core motivations to engage authentically with consumers.' Lisa R. Courtade, Head, Global Customer & Brand Insights, Merck & Co., Inc.
'Marketing must change in light of neuroscience, and this book is an invaluable roadmap to success in this new order.' Douglas Van Praet, Author of Unconscious Branding: How Neuroscience Can Empower (and Inspire) Marketing
'This is a must read for all marketers. Dr. Forbes explains the psychology of how we are wired; our personalities, our intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and how that influences our reactions to the external world. Using his own proprietary MindSight Matrix allows him to give real-life business applications, along with suggested marketing messages to better connect with consumers. Dr. Forbes makes a compelling case for why better understanding human psychology will unlock true emotional connections.' Michelle Adams, PhD, Founder of Marketing Brainology
'In today's person-centered marketing environment, success depends on understanding the deep emotional needs in consumers' lives, and then creating and marketing brands and products that will contribute to fulfillment of those needs in a truly meaningful way. In The Science of Why, Forbes offers a theoretically compelling, eminently practical, battle-tested, example-rich playbook for doing just that.' Stephen D. Rappaport, Author and Marketing Consultant, Stephen D. Rappaport Consulting LLC
'The Science of Why is a must-read for any business looking to develop products, services and campaigns that have deep psychological appeal.' Paul Marsden, blogger Brand Genetics