How to make yourself likeable
Bob Crane had it all.
Good looks. Hot wife. Beautiful family. Hit radio show. Hit TV show. Mad stacks of cash. Big house in the Valley. Millions of fans around the world.
Oh, and a pathological sex addiction that included orgies, swingers’ clubs, BDSM, MFF, MMF, homemade pornography, drug use and penile augmentation surgery. Which, in aggregate, cost him his looks, his wife, his family, his radio and TV shows, his money, his house, his fans, and ultimately, his life.
It’s been 41 years since police stood over Crane’s dead body—strangled by an electrical cord and bludgeoned by a camera tripod—at an apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona. His murder remains unsolved. At the time, he was performing something called dinner theater (Google it if you’re under 50) at various venues around the country. This paid the bills, sure, but it was a far cry from his glory days as Colonel Robert Hogan of the eponymously titled Hogan’s Heroes, one of the highest-rated television series of the 1960s.
Secret to Success In the opening minutes of Auto Focus, the movie about Crane’s life—or lives, as it turns out—the secret of his showbiz success is revealed.
“Eddie Cantor once told me that likeability is 90 percent of the battle,” says actor Greg Kinnear, playing the part of Crane. “And he was right.
“Well that’s me. I’m a likeable guy.”
Yes, millennials, you can Google Eddie Cantor, too. We’ll wait.
Secret to Success Crane was right. Had his personality traits been listed in descending order of concentration, like ingredients in a soufflé, likeability would have been at the top. Immediately followed by perversion and philandering, of course, but likeability would still be No. 1. So how do you, in your career, make yourself more likeable? Easy to work with? Fun to be around? Better at getting what you want?
Let us count the ways.
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