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

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

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

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780676793901
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/08/2002
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 195,224
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

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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Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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rshannonsmith More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was given to me by a co-worker a couple years ago. I did not read it until recently. The business side of it talks about the early 2000s, but the thoughts in the book can be applied beyond business. I really enjoyed the chapter on 'Knowledge'. I put into practice some of the suggestions for note taking while reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone with clients (isn't that all of us?) can learn a thing or two from Tim Sanders. In "Killer APP" he digs into his experience with high-profile clients to show how the "art" of building client and business relationships is actually a science that anyone can master. Truly a great read for anyone who is looking to expand who they know and what they can offer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim hits the mark, dead center! Since listening to his book on CD, I have been living the principles daily, and reaping the rewards. The principles and concepts are so simple it is incredible. And, yes: Nice, smart people do win!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Tim really brought back common values that should be included anywhere, anytime. Being a supervisor, I had a older employee that had been with the company 30 + years go around me to the chief, when I inquired why he just didn't work with me. He stated because in the past he never had a boss that he could trust. I stated it's not a matter of being friends, but a matter of me caring. Well, needless to say, this won him over and enlighten him that it's ok to be human at work. I think he could use a copy of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim Sanders has given business people a gift in this book: a wake-up call (or for some of us, a reminder) that Nice Smart People Succeed. His 'Lovecat Rules' emphasize sharing your Knowledge, Network and Compassion in a non-expectant way (that is, without requiring anything in return) -- in doing so, you create a personal brand identity as a trustworthy source of wisdom, connections and goodwill. Each of these commodities is in short supply in business, and so you inevitably gain a competitive advantage over people who are stingy with their ideas, their contacts and/or their emotions. Tim also emphasizes the practical aspects of these rules. Gain knowledge to share, he advises, by becoming an avid reader of business books, leavened with some spirituality and human potential titles. Be smart in your sharing by setting ground rules, especially if you're sharing with someone who may be a competitor. Don't force more 'bizlove' on anyone than that person is capable of assimilating, but do test their comfort zone. Tim is a marvelous presenter of these ideas in person, and it's a joy to find that he expresses them equally well in writing. I recommend that you buy this book for yourself -- and maybe even send a copy to someone who needs reminding that business is conducted between and among human beings who respond better in the long run to love and compassion that to cutthroat competition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's like falling down stairs in slow motion. It is just a disorganized recitation of Tim's limited experiences in the dot-com business world, quotes and references from other, more established charlatans, and half-cooked pabulum. This is just awful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you go to business school you always hear your professors lecture about fairness and goodness in business, but when you read the newspapers you hardly believe that those words could ever really apply to the 9-5 world. This book takes you from the abstract idea that you can be both a good person and a good businessperson and shows you exactly how to do it. Be a lovecat, the book explains, by sharing your intangible values--knowledge, network, and compassion. Be a lovecat, and your career will rocket up to the stars. In other words, as the book's conclusion explains, nice smart people really do succeed. This book shows you exactly how. Read this book and profit.