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Be a LOVECAT - Increase your knowledge, expand your network and share your compassion.
To succeed in business, Tim Sanders - the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, advises readers to follow these guidelines
1) Learn as much as you can. Read books for knowledge and newspapers/magazines for awareness in an 80/20 ratio. After encoding and processing the key messages of the book, apply this knowledge by sharing it with other people.
2) Expand your network by collecting as many contacts as possible, connecting people without expecting anything in return, disappearing when the connection is made.
3) Show compassion. Reach out to people by sensing the situation and expressing yourself with warm words and a smile. Be prepared and be spontaneous - don’t hesitate when showing you care.
I like this book because it’s core concept - always be human - is a refreshing change the common perception that to succeed in your career you need to be cut-throat and aggressive.
Personally, I would not be comfortable following Tim's advice to increase my physical contact with people I work with in the form of hugging and touching to strengthen personal connections. I suppose this is probably a case of East/West culture clash, or maybe it's something which works better for men than women.
However, overall this book is an inspiring and informative read. Readers will definitely take away something which they should be able to apply to their current working life.
Review: Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence FriendsUser Review - Heather Geisler - Goodreads
Great book on why we should not have agendas - share what you know, who you know and show love! Sounds out there but really works - this guy worked for Mark Cuban - great insight! Read full review