Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Book Review: Love is the Killer App

puzzled hearts_flickr I like love and I bet you do too. 

In fact, I love love.  It makes the world go ‘round and makes me feel good.  Both the giving and the receiving parts. 

So Tim Sanders’ 2002 treasure, “Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends”, resonates with me in a big way.

The basic premise:  Share your knowledge, share your network, share your compassion.

Share your knowledge

Read.  Lots of books in your area of expertise.  Become an expert and then share those ideas with those you come across.  Write book reviews (hey, like this one!).  Be so bold as to buy the book as a gift for your clients. 

Share your network

Be open with your contact list.  Connect people who should be connected.  Don’t be stingy with your friends. 

Share your compassion

Be a nice person.  Do the right thing.

When you give of yourself freely, the rewards come back tenfold. 

So go out and love someone today.  Share that sparky idea that you just read about in the book on your nightstand.  Connect people who you think should be talking to each other.  Be nice to each other, even your competitors.

What are you going to do to share your love today? 

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1 comment:

Cate said...

I LOVE this sentiment. So refreshing to hear in a business context.