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I really agree with the premise of this book - likeability counts for allot in life. For example, if your ever involved in a group hiring decision where potential candidates are discussed. The phrase " I really liked working with so and so" comes up much more often than a discussion of raw talent. I have personally watched more than one career or relationship move backwards due to a need to be right rather than an attempt to get along with others. In this book, the author makes the case that likeable people are more effective over and over again. Study after study is cited - well beyond proving the point. I reached for the fast forward button several times.
The second half of the book is devoted to identifying your likeable traits and expanding them. Short of keeping numerous lists about yourself and reactions your getting, there simply isn't much practical advice. I believe reading Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" will better fill the needs of those considering this book.
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The majority of this book repetitively makes the case for how important it is to be likeable. Anyone that doesn't see any value in being liked will, no doubt, be converted by this book.
But seriously, how many people with this world view are going to pay money for this book? None? So, if like me, you're hoping to pick up some clever insights to give you the edge in personal and professional relationships, this book will seriously disappoint you, as it did me.
I expected some in depth Neural Linguistic Programming, but instead was preached at that being likeable is important for four hours, and then suffered two hours of being told to smile. The only valuable nuggets were when the author quotes directly from Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" which is also feels very dated in light of the work done in the field of Neural Linguistic Programming in recent years.
I've listened to over fifty books from Audible and this is the first one that has been a complete waste of time and money. Not a bad average I suppose.
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