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Tim Sanders

How to Win Business and Influence Friends

4.3 (33 ratings)
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Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders is a guide to becoming a lovecat. It teaches us to share our knowledge, networks, and compassion with the world. It's about becoming a valuable person whom others want to work with and be around.

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    To succeed in today’s job market, you need a killer app: Love.

    Everyone knows that love is a fantastic feeling, so why not introduce it to the job market? This might seem odd, but love is especially crucial today when an Ivy League education isn’t enough to secure you the job you want and need.

    It’s true, a flashy degree from a well-renowned university was once the ticket to a lifelong career in which knowledge learned on the job was enough to get by on. But times have changed and, in job centers like Silicon Valley, people are paid according to what they know, not their job experience or alma mater.

    So what’s the ticket to success in the workplace of tomorrow?

    A killer app is a revolutionary idea that transforms its surroundings. And today’s killer app is love.

    But not love in the sentimental or physical sense – love in business, which involves smartly offering your three intangible qualities: knowledge, network and compassion. First, knowledge is all the information you’ve gained and will continue to gain, whether you picked it up at school, work, or taught it to yourself.

    Second is your network – your web of relationships and potential collaborators. Your network lays the foundation for your success because without it, you can’t apply your knowledge.

    Last is compassion, your ability to warmly attend to those around you in a way that supports their growth. This last quality is key because the way people feel about you is much more important than the way they think about you.

    In fact, these three intangibles are so essential that most passionate and successful people have already adopted them. These people are called lovecats. Basically they’re high achievers who have left the loveless ways of yesterday’s economy behind them, along with its aggressive vocabulary of predatory marketing, first-mover advantage and capturing market share.

    For instance, Cisco’s metric for success is the quality of its customer relationships, not its victories over competitors. The evidence for this lies in Cisco’s basis for giving their salespeople bonuses, a decision marked largely by customer satisfaction, not sales.

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    What is Love is the Killer App about?

    Love Is the Killer App (2003) is a guide to career success in changing times. The secret? Love and compassion. These blinks explain how love – in the business sense – can help you be smart, generous and compassionate while achieving your goals in both life and work.

    Love is the Killer App Review

    Love is the Killer App (2002) is a thought-provoking book that encourages readers to embrace the power of love in the business world. Here's why this book is definitely worth reading:

    • It offers practical strategies on how to become a lovecat, someone who shares their knowledge, network, and compassion with others, ultimately leading to success.
    • Through compelling examples and real-life stories, the book demonstrates how incorporating love into our professional lives can revolutionize the way we work and connect with others.
    • With its captivating insights on empathy, generosity, and relationships, this book challenges conventional business norms and presents a fresh perspective on success.

    Who should read Love is the Killer App?

    • Anybody struggling with workplace relationships
    • People who want to know how practicing interpersonal abilities can boost their careers
    • Managers and team leaders searching for strategies to ignite synergistic energy

    About the Author

    Tim Sanders has served as a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, written several bestsellers and spoken all over the world. He uses his in-depth knowledge of business, psychology and marketing to help people and companies achieve their best in any economy.

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    Love is the Killer App is a compelling read. It offers practical insights on integrating love and business, making it worth your time.

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    The author of Love is the Killer App is Tim Sanders.

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