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How to become a trusted resource for consumers in a society of constant manipulation
People decide who to trust, what advice to heed, and which individuals to forge personal or transactional relationships with based on a simple metric of believability. Success, in turn, comes from understanding one basic principle: how to be more trusted. Likeonomics offers a new vision of a world beyond Facebook where personal relationships, likeability, brutal honesty, extreme simplicity, and basic humanity are behind everything from multi-million dollar mergers to record-breaking product sales. There is a real ROI to likeability, and exactly how big it is will amaze you.
Likeonomics provides real-world case studies of brands and individuals that have used these principles to become wildly successful, including:
- An iconic technology brand that awakened a revolution among their employees by standing for something bigger than their products
- A Portuguese singer who used YouTube to rack up more than 30 million views and launch her professional career. A regional team of financial advisors that went from being last in the nation among 176 branches to first, and stayed there for 13 of the next 15 years
- A tiny professional sports talent agent who achieved the impossible by landing the #1 drafted player in the NFL draft as a client through the power of relationships
- Author Rohit Bhargava is a founding member of the world's largest group of social media strategists at Ogilvy, where he has led marketing strategy for clients including Intel, Pepsi, Lenovo, Seiko, Unilever, and dozens of other large companies
With Likeonomics as a guide, readers will get unconventional advice on how to stand out in a good way, avoid the hype and strategic traps of social media, and appeal to customers in a way that secures your company as a trusted and believable resource.
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About the Author
ROHIT BHARGAVA is a marketing expert focused on helping to bring more humanity back to business. He advises some of the world's largest global brands on communications strategy through his role as a member of the Strategy & Planning group at Ogilvy. His thinking has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Fast Company, NPR, and MarketingChina, and his first book, Personality Not Included, was translated into nine languages. Outside of his writing and consulting, Rohit is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
Rohit is a popular "non-boring" keynote speaker who has spoken at TEDx, in Davos, and at hundreds of other events around the world.
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For free online resources, visual chapters,and exclusive content, visit www.likeonomics.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book was heavily focused on why likeable people/companies are successful. After reading this book, I believe that is true. That being said, I would have liked instruction on how to use this quality in different professional and social settings, like job interviews.
While we are busily measuring everything that can be measured and trying to figure out what it all means, we are missing something that cannot be measured and is very relevant: human connection. It does not have to be physical (though it helps), but you have to connect to the people you are talking to, whether it is through social media, a boardroom presentation, or just at the bar or cafe. This book offers some great explanations and examples of why being liked matters as much (sometimes more) than being good, and why this unmeasured quantity has measurable results. It is a very quick read, so you can go through it a few times with relative ease to digest all off the information that as being offered. It also offers online exercises to help you improve the traits that are discussed in the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has to deal with people. And we all should be.