Sound is a great undiscovered country for business. Most organisations are blissfully unaware of their sound, and yet sound affects people deeply. Sound can change people’s behaviour in almost any commercial environment, including offices, shops, showrooms, advertising, the internet, hotels, bars and restaurants. Research shows that appropriate sound can increase retail sales by over 30 per cent and triple productivity for some workers.
In Sound Business, our chairman and three-time TED speaker Julian Treasure explains exactly how to predict these effects and take control of sound to improve almost every aspect of business. Combining the latest psychoacoustic theory, original thinking and practical tips for every application of sound, this is the first book to map this unexplored land of sound in business. First published in 2007, the new second edition of this seminal book includes case studies and many updated references. There is also a Japanese edition out now, published in Japan by Yamaha Music.