Every one desires that his business should be successful. For this purpose, the scientists and academicians have been talking of various methods. This author suggests us to become a lovecat, by sharing our knowledge and wisdom obtained from books, our network (i.e. the web or circle relationship of friends and contacts in our working whom we have to nurture and grow), and our compassion or the human warmth. Thus we become a rich source of information, with valuable insight and generosity, producing delight, thereby everyone turning to us, as a leader with lots of ideas, contacts and friendship. It has four Chapters, in which topics discussed are: The Lovecat way, Knowledge, Network and Compassion. As per the introduction, an executive should be tender and generous. We should read books, and freely help human beings by giving words of support. As per Chapter 1, love is an act of sensibly sharing knowledge, and selfless promotion of growth of others. Compassion is the human quality of reaching out to the other persons with warmth. Success will depend on the way we speak as a leader; the culture nurtured by us, information management processes set up by us, and partnerships formed. We become more valuable when we create our worth, more than what the job requires. But we should increase our knowledge, expand our network and share our compassion, in that order only. Chapter 2 discusses the important point of knowledge. What is valuable and powerful is what we know, and not how long we are the job. For this purpose, we have to accumulate knowledge, and share it with others. We are knowledge throwing lovecat. A four-step programme has been suggested, to make knowledge work for us. We must find the right knowledge material. Investment in books today, will pay us handsomely later. We have to read, process, grasp and digest the book Chapter wise, make a short review and post on the web of a bookstore; conveying the author’s thoughts and our opinion. We can join or form a real life book club, and make reading groups through a bookstore, varying the type of books read by us. We should borrow other person’s books and also gift our books. Companies like HP devised their market strategy by surrounding their entire customer-activity space, with managing information and knowledge. We should join e-mail discussion groups, in which messages are automatically sent to us. We must read some book, whenever we are waiting for some thing. After reading the books, we must find some quick applications, and also use them in our conversation and business strategy. Chapter 3 talks about net working, which may help us in improving our business, finding a new job or sharing our feelings so to get support when needed. A system of collecting, connecting and disappearing is advised. For creating a long lasting value, we should collect the right people for our network, considering every person potentially relevant for us.
Five tips have been provided for being a good collector. Connecting of the contacts, is a pro-active process, and requires carefully thought out strategy. We must find their value, i.e. what they do, what they can offer, and what are their needs and then match the values and needs of the two persons. The connection must be fused speedily, by active actions from both sides. The person connecting has to give a significant commitment and promise, but he should disappear when such relations can survive on their own. We should not ask for a fee, for finding the contacts, and forging or brokering a relationship. Chapter 4 discusses about compassion, which is caring for the success of others as for our own. This quality is possessed by each one of us. Only we must decide to use it giving a personal touch and then we can win hearts and influence business. We should not feel unwanted, unloved and uncared for. It raises our value, and also creates commitment, which keeps us focused on building our knowledge and network. Compassion also leads to forgiveness, if other party makes an error. Compassion is a two-part process, viz. sensing and expressing. Body language is a unique medium, for expressing spontaneous compassion. We should allow people to slip in personal topics, during face-to-face and telephonic conversations. Feelings must be expressed by looks, warm bonding, words and gesture. Eye contact brings the two together, and Smile (except on certain obvious occasions) has an amazing effect. Embracing or hugging between appropriate persons, is a wonderful gesture. Other person’s feedback should be filtered suitably, and negative feedbacks and initial first rejections, should not cause depression, since these reduce with experience. Afterword as Conclusion, says that those who use love in the workplace will prosper, even though this road may have several bumps. Among special features of the book are, several examples and the appendix giving the details of ten must-read books for lovecats. This book is pleasing to read. The author is able to make the readers understand, and motivate them, to consider application of what he states. The book is very useful, for the business personnel, managers, executives, academicians, psychologists, students of management and others.