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Meet the 12 people that can accelerate your success - in business and in life.
It's Who You Know is the long-awaited handbook to effective, productive, and influential networking. Having the right relationships is more important than ever before, but digital connectivity and social media has changed the landscape. Social media has made networking easy, but has it made it better? In an age of digital disconnect, having the right relationships is more important than ever before with more and more of us reporting we feel disconnected from social media. Networking is no longer about collecting business cards and meeting thousands of people online or offline; it's about knowing the right people, and nurturing those relationships. You only need 12 - or even just four. Approached strategically, this comparatively small network will provide the strength, diversity, and opportunities to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. This book shows you who you need to know, how to get to know them, and how to make value a two-way street. Action plans, checklists, and an online diagnostic tool help you start taking steps right away, and the emphasis on "doing" over endless planning gives you the motivation you need to get up and go.
The old adage "It's not what you know; it's who you know" has never been more applicable than it is today. The problem is that many of us "know" thousands of people across social networks, but how many of those people truly know you and how many of them are truly connected to you? It's time to clear out the network clutter and identify those who actually add value to your professional and personal development.
- Master the art of real and influential strategic networking in a noisy and disconnected online world
- Learn who you need in your circle, and how to find them
- Nurture and maintain your professional relationships
- Leverage your power network to accelerate your career
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I got nothing from this book
I don't know why I bought it and wasted my time. I participate in many "networks" in a technical setting and am connected to many people throughout many networks and events, and maybe I was thinking I needed more structure in this loose but pleasant set of connections.
This book is about some activity I don't understand. It would feel insane for me to ask another technical professional who I consider in my network to be my "butt-kicker" or "cheerleader". I'd feel more comfortable asking them for cold, hard cash than "to be one of my special key 12 people of influence". I think they would also think I was insane. I would be embarrassed to discuss this material with anyone who I respect. Further, that this situation might exist isn't acknowledged in this book.
Lots of hype and super hero/villain names but I retained nothing, I learned nothing. Nothing here applies even vaguely to my social experience. I don't interact with people in a way that has any relation to whatever it is she's talking about.
All the very best to Janine, but I'm disappointed mainly in myself for wasting the time. Not the worst book I've been through, just irrelevant and for me personally tantamount to fiction. This just shouldn't be anywhere near technical non-fiction, that's for sure. I wanted to write this review because I was fooled by the positive ratings/reviews and wanted to spare others (in hindsight I should have ignored 12 of the top reviews as being biased).
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- Andrew Seidel
even after the first 3 chapters, it was still explaining what the book would give you, without actually telling you anything real yet. and their this first 3 chapters the was so much self promotion it felt more like an Ad. I couldn't deal with listening any further...
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