Scott Solder

Dubbed the 'Ant and Dec of popular psychology', Mark Palmer and Scott Solder are bright young experts in the field of interpersonal dynamics. Their expertise has previously been available only to high-paying blue-chip clients. Scott is a former BBC journalist still working in media and Mark was previously a talent coach at Heart FM. They both live in London.

Books by this Author

Imagine how much easier your life could be if you could get people on your side instantly. If you had the skills of effortless persuasion that produced the results you wanted and needed, when you needed them.

Like a How to Win Friends and Influence Peoplefor the 21stcentury, You Need This Bookis a powerful recipe for getting what you want in life, from a better job to how to get served quickly at a busy restaurant. Trained by Paul McKenna, Mark Palmer and Scott Solder are experts in...


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If you're enjoying it, do more of it. If you're not, do less.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Err - author! Seriously. I have loved every minute of writing this book.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I talk a lot

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Richard Branson. He doesn't care if he gets the odd thing wrong - he just rips it up and starts again. He knows who he is and he doesn't take any notice of the naysayers. Good for him.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Socialising. I love being with people - with food and a few drinks

Author Voices

December 15, 2009

Only three weeks to go now before the book hits the shops. So we reckon it’s time to reveal some of its secrets. We've pared it down to a handful of points – minus the stories, the explanations and the sections you make all about you. Here’s some of what’s inside:

What do you want? Is it in your power to get it – or someone else’s? It doesn’t matter – this book’s about both.

Are you banging your head against a brick wall? Is something just not working? Then you need to know the secret of the 21st century.

If you assume that everyone lives by the same rules, you won’t get... see more

November 13, 2009


We were chatting to one of our business clients today - and he told us that over the past week, he's broken the following:


* His ipod

* The rear tail light of his car

* His favourite coffee mug

* The speed limit - and got caught.


Why? Is it just bad luck? Is he having a bad week? Are the gods against him? Has he broken any mirrors that he's not aware of? Did he put the wrong foot down first when he got out of bed last weekend?


No. It turns out there's one reason for all that - his... see more

November 09, 2009

Hi - this is my first post because I'm a new author with S&S. I've written You Need This Book (to get what you want) - along with my co-author and business partner, Mark Palmer. It comes out in January - and it's all about how you can get what you want in life, from yourself and from other people. It's full of techniques you can use for yourself so you can think differently, make better decisions  - and persuade other people round to your way of thinking. I guess the big difference is that it's also light hearted in places, with funny stories, and doesn't take itself too seriously. I'm really looking forward to it coming out - I hope you... see more


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