Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz is both a business book and a self-help book. It focuses on how to create relationships that are mutually beneficial – providing a framework of useful skills and strategies. This updated edition incorporates the impact of the digital age and especially of social media.
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Reviewed based on a publisher’s galley received through Edelweiss...Continua
Very interesting ideas but nothing I could ever actually do myself.
building a web of relationships isn't the only thing you need to be successful. but building a career, and a life, with the help and support of friends and family and associates has some incredible virtues.
'find your passion'
'a goal is a dream with a deadline' before you start writing down your goals, you'd better know what your dream is.
coming up with goals, updating them, and monitoring our progress in achieving them is less important...the transformation of a dream into reality requires hard work and discipline...
'putting goals to paper'...your goals must be in writing. have the conviction to put your intentions to paper. an unwritten wish is just a dream. in writing, it's a commitment, a goal...your goals must be specific, believable, challenging and demanding. and then take 'ACTION'.
'create a personal - board of advisors'
bill clinton - clinton doesn't just recall your personal information, he uses the information as a means to affirm a bond with you...more specific you are about where you want to go in life, the easier it becomes to develop a networking strategy to get there...be sensitive to making a real connection in your inter-actions with others.
don't wait until you're out of a job, or on your own, to begin reaching out to others. you've got to create a community of colleagues and friends before you need it.
1. find a role model. 2. learn to speak. 3. get involved. 4. get therapy. 5. just do it.
'acquaintances' in short, represent a source of social power, and the more acquaintances you have, the more powerful you are...restaurateurs, headhunters, lobbyists, fundraisers, public relations people, politicans, journalists.
'connect - connect with the connectors'
- always express your gratitude
- be sure to include an item of interest from your meeitng or conversation - a joke or a shared moment of humor
- reaffirm whatever commitments you both made - going both ways
- be brief and to the point
- always address the thank-you note to the person by name
- use e-mail and snail mail. the combination adds a personalized touch
- timeliness is key. send them as soon as possible after the meeting or interview
- many people wait until the holidays to say thank you or reach out. why wait? your follow-ups will be timelier, more appropriate, and certainly better remembered
- don't forget to follow up with those who have acted as the go-between for you and someone else. let the original referrer know how the conversation went, and express your appreciation for their help.
make follow-up a habit. make it automatic. when you do, the days of struggling to remember people's names - and of other people struggling to remember yours - will be a thing of the past.