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

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Crown, 2002 M01 8 - 224 pages
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, read this book 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 I mean:
Your knowledge: everything that comes from all the books that I’ll encourage you to devour.
Your network: the collection of friends and contacts you now have, which I’ll teach you how to grow and nurture.
Your compassion: that human warmth you already possess—in these pages I’ll 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!

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User 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

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The "big idea" of the book itself is: be genuine and love, and you will succeed and fulfill in business.
You may think what's to write about for this seemingly abstract and common sense topic. But
this book impressed me: it is fun to read, concise, full of practical examples, instructions, and spirits. It's not trying to put the big idea in you. Instead, it's like a nice chat with a friend and getting warmed up by his hearty stories.
I love this book also because it promotes reading. Too many think they're too busy to read nowadays, especially with internet and Tivo around. Books are still the bread of knowledge and set up a "my reading place" routine for them!
After almost 10 years, nothing seems obsolete from this book. Kudos!

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Tim Sanders, the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!, consults with Fortune 500 executives and world-class brands on marketing and Internet strategy. He lives in northern California.

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