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The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness

The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness


The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness

ratings:
4/5 (138 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 1, 2006
ISBN:
9781608143412
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval have moved to the top of the advertising industry by following a simple but powerful philosophy: it pays to be nice.

While so many companies encourage a dog-eat-dog mentality, The Kaplan Thaler Group has succeeded through chocolate and flowers.

In The Power of Nice, through their own experiences and the stories of other people and businesses, they demonstrate why, contrary to conventional wisdom, nice people finish first.

©2006 Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval; (P)2007 Oasis Audio LLC

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 1, 2006
ISBN:
9781608143412
Format:
Audiobook

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  • Kindness is often viewed as synonymous with weakness on the battlefield of business (and more generally in life), but entrepreneurs and award-winning advertisers Robin Koval and Linda Kaplan Thaler are here to dismantle this point of view. Employing niceness has far greater returns.

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  • (4/5)
    Audio book is really fast since it's only 3 hours. I think a lot of this is very common sense. Of course, what you put out there you will get back and if you are unkind to someone you could meet them later in life and need something. They could remember that unkind experience and karma will bite you in the butt and they might not be so nice to you. So no matter what you might think, everyone deserves kindness and everyone could be a person you might need something from in the future. I work with a lot of volunteers and participants with our events and you have to kill them with kindness so they will volunteer again and participate again. Plus it just makes you feel better.

    I've learned to not let someone else's bad mood rub off on me. If I feel I'm allowing it, I make a point of trying to change my mood and smile more.
  • (5/5)
    Short and sweet life lessons. Sometimes we all need to be reminded of how we really should be treating others and living our lives.
  • (5/5)
    You would think somethings are common sense like being nice but the quality of being nice is something that has to be learnt. So from the sample I discern that this book achieves teaching the readership the benefits of being nice.
  • (5/5)
    This book reminds me of how significant the insignificant may seem at times.
  • (2/5)
    a lot of clearly fictitious examples. Humans aren't amoebas and stimulus/response is just not good description. Their agency flourished because it had good results, not because some ghost writer helped the "authors" in their business.
  • (3/5)
    Although the book did not maintain my interest each page that was read (The author may not be the best candidate for reading audiobooks), I thought the material was great and I learned a handful of ways I can change for the better.