Featured Resource :: Love is the Killer AppSaturday, July 05, 2008
Love is the Killer App is a great antithesis to all the books that tell you that being a shark and cutthroat in business is the only way to survive. The principles presented aren't exactly new - they've been around for centuries in the form of the Golden Rule, but in this book, author Tim Sanders, shows how to apply them to modern business.
This book is one of my favorites and is part of the reason I began The Smart Planner. It's a quick read and I try to re-read it a couple of times a year. My friend Terrica listens to it via audio book. Whatever your style, be sure to get the information presented in this book into your brain. I'll be honest - some of the catch phrases the author uses get old really fast and tend to be on the annoying side. I'd encourage you to look past that, however, and embrace the meat of what he's saying because applying the book's principles will change the way you do business, for the better.
From the book:
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!
Check it out and then let me know what you think!