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Publisher's Summary

Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval have moved to the top of the advertising industry by following a simple but powerful philosophy: it pays to be nice. While so many companies encourage a dog-eat-dog mentality, The Kaplan Thaler Group has succeeded through chocolate and flowers.

In The Power of Nice, through their own experiences and the stories of other people and businesses, they demonstrate why, contrary to conventional wisdom, nice people finish first.

©2006 Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval (P)2007 Oasis Audio LLC

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Excellent!

I almost didn't buy this based on the user review that the book slams Republicans and Creationists. After thinking twice, I ended up buying the book and listening twice. This is not a book about politics, but about ways to be nice and the ideas are good. I found it interesting, helpful, and engaging as I start a business. If you'll have a problem with a couple small, minor comments about Republicans, I suggest you don't get the book. Just know that you'll miss out on the many good ideas in this book. Be nice!

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If you are from a city where people are nice (the authors have never left NYC), then this might be a revelation, but a waste if you are from middle America because you are already experiencing niceness every day.

Furhter, the authors are obviously Democrats, as they used the book as an opportunity to reveal that Republicans are sneaky and wily. So Republicans might not think the descriptions were nice.

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The Anecdotes are Terrible

If you’re a self help or positive psychology buff, this book offers nothing new. And, their interpretation of epidemiological studies is awful. You might as well just read Gladwell’s fantasy literature as they reference him constantly. The stories they use are terrible and immoral. They basically say that if you just follow your feelings, however arbitrary and with complete disregard for the rules, good things will happen. The last example of her working at a pet shelter, and disregarding the waiting list because she had a phone call with a lady and felt the lady deserved to jump the line, is disgusting and immoral. How many others on that waiting list had similar life experiences and hardship, but got bypassed because of her feelings. But, she got a nice apartment later on because of it, so it must have been right. Put this is the category of Simon Sinek, as a-holes who get what they want because they do what they want with no regard for others. Classy.

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inspiring, no more words needed. just read it.

this is a great book for buisness owners who are trying to figure out commercial relationships

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just wasn't my thing or what I expected

I listen till the end hoping it will get better just wasn't enough meat for me.

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Lacking Research and Needs To Highlight Target Customer

This is a great “feel good” book, but lacks solid research to make a lasting impact. Also, it is written by female entrepreneurs for female entrepreneurs. I am completely cool with that, but having something on the cover or description page would be nice.

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I really liked the Power of Nce. it is good to know that there is possibly more to being nice than just better self esteem for ourselves.

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simple but effective message

useful methods to redirect yourself when dealing with life's daily situations encountered...makes since to render kind words over insensitive rambling

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Heard it before, still good.

Many of the same examples given where also in the Power of Small, I still enjoyed the book.

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I loved this book

Great book!