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Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends | [Tim Sanders]

Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends

Tim Sanders, Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!, puts forth a wildly original idea: It pays to be nice. Sanders shows how being a "lovecat" will help you accomplish your goals, both in and out of the office.
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Publisher's Summary

Are you wondering what the next killer app will be? Do you want to know how you can maintain and add to your value during these rapidly changing times? Are you wondering how the word love can even be used in the context of business?

Instead of wondering, listen to this audiobook and find out how to become a lovecat - a nice, smart person who succeeds in business and in life.

How do you become a lovecat? By sharing your intangibles. By that Tim Sanders means:
Your knowledge: everything that comes from all the books that he'll encourage you to devour.
Your network: the collection of friends and contacts you now have, which he'll teach you how to grow and nurture.
Your compassion: that human warmth you already possess - Sanders will convince you that you can show it freely at the office.

What happens when you do all this?

  • You become a rich source of information to all around you.
  • You are seen as a person with valuable insight.
  • You are perceived as generous to a fault, producing surprise and delight.
  • You double your business intelligence in one year.
  • You triple your network of personal relationships in two years.
  • You quadruple the number of colleagues in your life who love you like family.
    In short, you become one of those amazing, outstanding people to whom everyone turns, who leads rather than follows, who never runs out of ideas, contacts, or friendship.

    Here's the real scoop: Nice guys don't finish last. They rule!

    ©2002 Tim Sanders; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.

  • What the Critics Say

    "A great business strategy...rich with practical, effective strategies." (Philip C. McGraw, Ph.D., author of Life Strategies)
    "Aretha Franklin knew the secret: Respect. Tim Sanders knows how to spin it." (Seth Godin, author of Permission Marketing)

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      Lech WarszawaPoland 05-02-07
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      "Not too much REAL content"

      This book could be easily shortened to about two or three pages of text. However, some readers could find stories/examples described by the author as meaningful and entertaining.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Robert Rockvale, TN, USA 08-21-04
      Robert Rockvale, TN, USA 08-21-04 Member Since 2004
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      "Wonderful Model"

      I played an abridged version of this book for the staff at our hospital. They really liked it and the model of sharing knowledge, networks,and compassion fits wonderfully into medicine. It has shaped the way we talk and work.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Tamara St. Louis, MO, USA 07-13-03
      Tamara St. Louis, MO, USA 07-13-03
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      "Don't pass this one by"

      After getting the audio, I just had to purchase the hardbound version as well to take advantage of Tim's suggestions on how to properly "read" a business book! After hearing (and reading) this, I'm going back over my current library. Tim's practical advice on how to build a network alone is well worth the read, not to mention how his tactics can help endure yourself into the hearts and minds of customers. Further, the booklist you put together because of Tim's extensive use of backing-up his ideas with references from others makes this an invaluable book for anyone interested in taking their business further. Sales people, managers, and aspiring employees ALL can get useful and practical information from Tim's "lovecat" philosophy.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Robert Carmel, IN, USA 05-17-03
      Robert Carmel, IN, USA 05-17-03
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      "The least"

      This is the least "business" business book you will ever read, and that is a dashing compliment. Tim is the coolest guy in corporate America, a hip hype-meister with a warm heart, and it's the latter message that's the most important. Love is, indeed, the killer app. Don't dis this due to culture shock--there's money in the trails of these lovecats. Robert Smith must be mortified, though.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Donald Orlando, FL, USA 06-07-04
      Donald Orlando, FL, USA 06-07-04 Member Since 2001
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      "I don't love the love"

      The author played it safe and was far too wordy - he consistently qualified his strong statements. Go hug someone... if they want it... if it makes sense... if you've worked them up to it...
      Yes there are many solid things in here. There are many important things we should be doing when working with others.
      However there other audiobooks in Audible better suited to fulfilling business/self-improvement.

      3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Yicheng Phoenix, AZ, USA 03-06-03
      Yicheng Phoenix, AZ, USA 03-06-03
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      "Love, sweet love..."

      Pretty good read. Well written. Keeps a light and enjoyable pace, though it falls short of humorous. More of a self-help book for the high-tech worker, which is refreshing compared to the sink-or-swim think-outta-the-box stuff. It would be nice if everyone we worked with was a Lovecat.

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      valihugs Mesa, AZ USA 03-19-12
      valihugs Mesa, AZ USA 03-19-12 Member Since 2004
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      "Good concepts but needs a technology update"
      What disappointed you about Love Is the Killer App?

      A lot of the suggestions are quite dated (buy a Palm Pilot, for instance).
      Seems to be a shill for Amazon (buy everyone a hard-cover book)


      What about Tim Sanders???s performance did you like?

      The reader performs the content clearly and at the correct pacing.


      Any additional comments?

      The concepts in the book are timeless and nothing new, really: be compassionate; work in a win-win mode; serve others. Building and sharing a network and being a connector without a vested interest is a valuable lesson and overall the book is worth reading. I'd like to read an updated version dealing with e-books, facebook, twitter, and other forms of electronic network sharing to see how the author has updated his approach to keep pace with technology - especially since the author worked in the technology sector.

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      Jenny Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-10-04
      Jenny Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-10-04
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      "The love is not unconditional."

      The author describes himself as an evangelist early on, and you get the sense that his success came less from his lovecat principles and more from his highly energetic, highly communicative personality (as well as a large chunk of luck, being involved in Broadcast.com early on). Networking constantly and giving everybody a hug all the time do not come naturally for most people and can sometimes backfire if done improperly. His suggestion to constantly read business tomes, pick up various new theories, and share the knowledge with others by recommending books, reminds me too much of coworkers with the latest acronym and theory to spout off on but little to show in results. Success via being a book club to others? It seemed to have worked for him. Network, learn constantly, and share knowledge strategically: these are not revolutionary new concepts.

      1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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