Hug Your Haters

  • by Jay Baer
  • Narrated by Jay Baer
  • 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Technology has evaporated the barriers of complaint. With smartphones and always-on Internet access, consumers complain more often and across more channels, many of them public. This requires a completely new system for instantly finding, evaluating, and addressing these complaints.
Jay Baer and Edison Research conducted a landmark study of more than 2,000 consumers and found that not all complainers ("haters") are created equal. In fact, there are two vastly different categories of haters: Offstage Haters and Onstage Haters. The book includes The Hatrix, a detailed examination of the differences between these Offstage and Onstage haters. The book reveals:


How, where, and why people complain (by demographic and by channel)
How and when consumers expect a response when they complain
The advocacy impact of answering (or ignoring) a customer
Differences in complaint type and expectations by industry

Supported by dozens of interviews with large and small companies, social networks and review websites, psychiatrists, and legal experts, Hug Your Haters gives listeners a step-by-step process to magnify the impact of happy customer interactions and to minimize the impact of haters and complainers. Customers expect more from businesses than ever before, and the importance of real-time customer service has never been greater. Hug Your Haters explains this new reality and shows listeners how to embrace complaints and turn bad news into good.

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Such a waste of time

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Whole book can be summarized in one small essay, not to say a paragraph. The title and prefix looks appealing, and he keeps promising you for more in depth analysis and examples. But, I wasted more than 5 hours listening and I know no more than only a few sentences that were kept repeating for the whole 5 hours. Actually, he did a very good job making an empty paragraph to so many words called a book. This should be a lesson for me to not to waste my time in future reading or listening cheap books like this one.

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- hadi maghsoudi

Two page PDF.

The whole book could've been condenced to a two page PDF. Maybe you care about the stories to cement the ideas then it would be a four page PDF. Not worth five hours of listening to something that could be said in 10 minutes.
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- Mike T

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2016
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC