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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (365 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Koval Narrator: Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Koval Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Where 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.

Turning the well-known adage of “Nice Guys Finish Last” on its ear, The Power of Nice shows that “nice” companies have lower employee turnover, lower recruitment costs, and higher productivity. Nice people live longer, are healthier, and make more money. In today’s interconnected world, companies and people with a reputation for cooperation and fair play forge the kind of relationships that lead to bigger and better opportunities, both in business and in life.

Kaplan Thaler and Koval illustrate the surprising power of nice with an array of real-life examples from the business arena as well as from their personal lives. Most important, they present a plan of action covering everything from creating a positive impression to sweetening the pot to turning enemies into allies. Filled with inspiration and suggestions on how to supercharge your career and expand your reach in the workplace, The Power of Nice will transform how you live and work.

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  • For my money, I would always rather make a deal with people I like who treat me well. If you want to discover the surprising power of nice, read this book. Memorize it. Use it. You’ll be glad you did. Donald Trump.

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 2/20/2014

    " A fast read.... pretty good too... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Margot | 2/18/2014

    " I guess I was expecting something written by a sociologist/inter-communications specialist, with data points and practical advice based on scientifically gathered data, that addressed practical and nice ways to deal with difficult people. This book, on the contrary, is about the personal experiences of two highly successful business women, who put their emphasis on the culture of nice to work for them in the often cut-throat world of advertising. While their anecdotes are quite interesting, and their "nice cubes" of advice certainly make one think reflectively about one's own behavior and frame of mind, this just wasn't what I was looking for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by katie | 2/16/2014

    " One day at work I had a customer treat me really badly. I remembered this book was on my leader's book shelf. I excused myself from the customer promising to be back momentarily. I grabbed the book from Celeste's office and came back to my rude customer and put the book standing up in front of him on my desk. The look of shock on his face was priceless. I promptly told him to leave and try coming back tomorrow and with a smile and we could then resume business. The preface to this book is written by Jay Leno and I enjoyed the book very much. I left the book standing on my desk for the next 3 years - - Celeste gave it to me when she transferred out of state because of the influence it had on everyone who came into my office. Many people borrowed it and said they enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by sarah | 2/13/2014

    " A good confirmation that it is okay to be nice. "

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