Behind Your Back

What purchasing managers say once you leave the room and how to get them to say yes


“I just finished Behind your Back. What a kick ass book. I read your entire book in one sitting. Good , helpful, honest info.”

— Jay Lloyd :: Account Manager at Delta Gypsum

“Just wanted to give you a quick note to let you know I thought the book was fantastic. Really enjoyed the quick pace and insightful observations.”

— Dave Hunt :: VP Operations at Tindell's, Inc.


1. What sales reps did to win business.

2. What sales reps did to lose business.


There are four main parts that coincide with the natural timeline of the new Client acquisition process:

1. Achieving awareness

2. Mastering the meeting

3. Navigating the negotiation

4. Amazing your account

Each part contains 12 rules to live by.

If my math is right, that’s a total of 48 rules to live by. About one per week for a year excluding holidays, vacation days, and the day you’re hungover after the Super Bowl.

Here’s the best news: None of this will blow your mind.

You can start doing the things in this list immediately. 

On behalf of Purchasing Managers everywhere... we wish you would.


Here’s a short list of questions we’ll answer in the book:

•  What’s the #1 question I have to be ready to answer?
•  What’s the guaranteed way to get my phone call returned?
•  How can I handle the “Transparency” demand effectively?
•  Should I believe the guy when he says I’m 2% high?
•  How do I relate to a Purchasing Manager when I have shoes older than he is? 


Here is my promise:

If acted upon consistently and thoughtfully, this list will win you more business.

This list documents how the best salespeople won attention, respect, and ultimately more business. It will do the same for you.

“I am making it my business to persuade every salesperson in the building supply industry to buy and read Bradley’s book. It’s a quick read and every chapter is packed full of advice from a building material buyer.”

— Bill Lee :: Founder at Lee Resources, Inc.