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Is love really all you need? Tim Sanders, director of Yahoo's in-house think tank, believes love is the crucial element in the search for personal and professional success. In Love Is the Killer App he explains why. Sander's advice is to be a "lovecat," which despite the cutesy moniker is his sincere and surprisingly practical prescription for advancement both inside and outside the office. It starts with amassing as much usable knowledge as possible, which he explains can be done by religiously carving out time to read and then poring through as many cutting-edge books in your field as possible. It follows with an emphasis on networking to the extreme. Sanders offers concrete suggestions, from compiling a super list of contacts to ensuring all are regularly stored in an always-accessible format. And he concludes by advocating a true mindset of compassion, which he says involves sharing this knowledge with those contacts and ultimately helping anyone who in one way or another may ultimately help you. Through identifiable anecdotes and specific recommendations, the book promotes an undeniably feasible yet decidedly offbeat program that has worked for the author and could prove equally favorable for others who apply it. --Howard Rothman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Remember when the online biz was the playground of the business world? Yahoo! exec Sanders does, and with a vengeful nostalgia. In his almost dementedly excited book on how to get ahead in business by being loveable and smart, Sanders beats the drum of the New Economy louder and more happily than just about anyone out there. The "Big Statement" here Sanders is a proponent of reading as much as possible and boiling it down to an essential Big Statement is that a kill-or-be-killed mentality won't get you far in today's business environment. Better to spread love, by connecting with people, giving out advice, using every available moment to increase your knowledge and being a "lovecat." It's hard not to get swept up by the rose-colored glow of this gleaming "bizlove" philosophy, where people are excited to come to work and where they give out hugs and encouragement to everyone they come across. But being a lovecat, Sanders emphasizes, does not mean being a sucker. Naturally, as with most hype, the relentlessly upbeat narrative leads to some ridiculous overgeneralizations, like "during the Depression people worried about survival. Today the affluent worry about whether or not they are going to have a good experience." Sanders also vastly overestimates the availability of choice in today's job market, saying that if your boss isn't reciprocating your love, just get a new job ("A fresh start is a mouse click away"). These lapses aside, he is convincing. Cynics will argue that a sheep in a pack of wolves will simply be eaten, but a sheep armed with Sanders's brand of intelligent enthusiasm will more likely charm the wolves into submission.
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Sanders is one of those Dale Carnegie-type of guys that we all need, but probably have a hard time emulating. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2012 by SBuckle
Just a little simplistic, however, nothing wrong with making simple concepts useful, on the contrary, that requires great intellect and creativity. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2007 by Othon Leon
I know Tim Sanders means well, and I really don't want to rain on this "feel good" parade, but this book really only has a few good tips (hence 2 stars), and won't show the path to... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2006 by Common Sense
Lovecats. That is what Tim Sanders tells us we need to be in order to be successful in today's world. Sanders, Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo! Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by BJ Sanders
Sanders, Tim. Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends (New York: Crown Business/Random House, 2002). Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by Shel Horowitz
This book is an interesting book which shows: As business people we need to update ourselves continuously with knowledge and love... Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by C. Behlivan
Tim's a cross between Tom Peters, Dale Carnegie, and Harvey MacKay-- but more practical. Perhaps the title is an intentional allusion to Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and... Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by Dennis S. Yu
I've always been a strong believer of love-like qualities in the business world. However, it's so easy to get drawn into the habits of command and conquer in many of today's... Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Dave Stachowiak
I liked this book for its unusual approach to business. In this period of sharks, tough people, cutting throath competition etc, the book brings a much needed wind of human touch... Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by lalala