Tim Sanders has done us a favor by updating the principles of likability based on solid research and detailed "how-to" steps that can raise our L-factors from the normal 4 thru 6 to a 9 or a 10. I have always considered myself a social and likable person, but I found when I applied his subfactors of friendliness, relevance, empathy and realness, it was astonishing how much more positive my interactions with co-workers, friends and acquaintances developed. I chose the abridged version of Sanders himself reading his text, even though he is not a professional reader, because his enthusiasm and sincerity makes up for the occasional misplaced emphasis on a word in a sentence here and there. Very listenable.
I noted there were some sour reviews of the unabridged version. Well there's no accounting for taste. I found if you listen and absorb what Sanders is saying, this is an excellent update to the principles in "How to Win Friends ..." by Dale Carnegie, which is good as far as it goes but leaves out the critical factor: realness. If you are looking to improve your relations with your fellow travelers on this planet, this listen is time well spent.
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