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The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference Hardcover – Unabridged, April 21, 2009
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“Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval take on the conventional wisdom that bigger is better and show how thinking small gives you a true competitive advantage in life. For best results, get Small now. This little book can make a huge difference in your life.”
—James Patterson, bestselling author, former CEO of J. Walter Thompson
“I love this book! I’ve always known that little things make all the difference, and now Thaler and Koval have written a book to show you how to benefit from this powerful concept. If you read and apply the ideas in this small book, it will make a big difference in your success.”
—Mark Sanborn, bestselling author of The Fred Factor, President of Sanborn & Associates, Inc.
“Anyone who has tried to sleep with a mosquito in the room knows the impact of something small. But the positive impact of little things is even greater, as Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval show so elegantly in their latest book.”
“Once you’ve read The Power of Small, you will never look at the world the same way again. When you re-orient your perspective to look for the magic in the little things, life’s mountains become manageable molehills.”
“Anyone who is successful can look back at one small thing they did for someone or someone did for them that meant so much, and made the difference in their career. Those small things are what lay the foundation for success. That’s what this book is all about.” —Jay Leno
Top Customer Reviews
The point of the book is this: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's the Golden Rule. Everyone knows it but not many actually follow it. Follow it and you will be rewarded in spades.
This book is about paying attention to little things which have a big impact.
“Small talk is the social lubricant that brings people together... And we can profit from the experience in surprising ways… For example, at Kaplan Thaler, we often find our best clues to what a client may like or dislike during the small talk before we sit down to a formal meeting… Our point: Small talk is anything but idle chatter. In fact, it’s the glue that cements so many relationships... Yet when we make small talk, too many of us tend to turn the subject of the conversation quickly back to ourselves, a subject infinitely less interesting to the other person.”
Another topic is the importance of humor. “It turns out that kidding around at the beginning of a meeting is one of the most productive things you can do. Seriously. Chris Robert, a psychologist at the University of Missouri, found that humor in the workplace enhances creativity and job performance. We have noticed this at our agency as well. We begin every creative brainstorming session for a new ad campaign with light banter, or a joke or two. It helps relax the team and brings the stress level in the room down a notch. After all, just try being creative and freewheeling in your thinking when you feel pressured and tense.Read more ›
[I could write more, but I want to keep this review small and to-the-point. :) ]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The small things in life we brush off as inconsequential may very well be THE thing that gives our life true quality.Published 4 months ago by TAM
Read in a day. It was very helpful and I was hooked from beginning to end.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed many of the stories, but feel the reason to be nice is that it is the right thing to do, not that it might be you something later on.Published on September 22, 2013 by Cindy happy shopper
Good reminder of the things we all know and all know we should do, the small things make a differencePublished on March 5, 2013 by Business owner
Not too long ago I read and enjoyed the little book called The Power of Nice, which I first heard the authors describe on my local NPR station. Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by V.H. Amavilah