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Bringing Love to Business?

Today I put to bed a new episode of Business Matters. I like my involvement with the program. It puts me in contact with people who are true change agents in the most positive way.

As I pushed the publish button on the web posting for the program, I was thinking about what to share with you today. Wednesday is the day when I bring you a conversation with someone I feel will offer inspiration. Immediately, I thought of one of my conversations with Tim Sanders. Tim was part of the Mark Cuban internet business, broadcast.com. That company was acquired by Yahoo, where Tim became the Chief Solutions Officer.After he finished his Yahoo stint, Tim wrote his first book, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. I loved the book, because it brought into a popular context the consideration that love was critical for success in business. Now Tim’s definition of love is too narrow for me, but it’s a good beginning.

Another friend, Deb Robins, wrote in 2010 for the Huffington Post, CEOs here’s one four letter word you need to start using. She said, “When CEOs the world over take the word love out of their closet and use it as their primary driver for success, businesses will experience unprecedented creativity, unprecedented profitability, as well as unprecedented human happiness.” You can read the article where she lays out why it makes good business sense to bring love into the office.

What would your business world be like if love was out in the open and guided your decisions and actions? Kind of makes you stop and wonder, doesn’t it?

You can listen to my conversation with Tim below.

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