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Never Eat Alone Audiobook

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

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Publisher's Summary

Keith Ferrazzi is a master networker who claims his secret is merely reaching out to other people. And what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships, so that everyone wins. In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi presents the specific steps and mindset he uses to connect with the thousands of individuals in his Rolodex.

Ferrazzi's form of connecting to people is based on generosity, helping friends connect with other friends. He distinguishes genuine relationship-building from the crude, desperate glad-handling usually associated with "networking". In the course of the book, Ferrazzi outlines the timeless strategies shared by the world's most connected individuals, from Katherine Graham to Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan to the Dalai Lama.

Chock full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers and more, Never Eat Alone is destined to take its place as an inspirational classic.

©2005 Keith Ferrazzi; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"[A] useful volume....His clear and well-articulated steps for getting access, getting close and staying close make for a substantial leg up." (Publishers Weekly)
"Ferrazzi presents a whirlwind of ideas to widen your circle of contacts that goes way beyond the usual stale concepts of 'networking'." (Booklist)

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    Gabe west jordan, UT, United States 01-28-13
    Gabe west jordan, UT, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "An essential listen"

    you get so tied up in day to day activities its good to be reminded of certain social skills.

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    TCarbide 12-23-12
    TCarbide 12-23-12
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    "Very few valuable insights."
    What did you like best about Never Eat Alone? What did you like least?

    The story of the author is inspiring. He went from being a working class kid to becoming a successful businessman. However, the book is self-congratulatory and very light on any real insights. The book is mostly common sense. The predominant thought I had reading the book was that the author was not qualified and hadn't formed nearly enough original ideas to be writing a book.


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    Roger Perez Panama City, Panama 04-09-12
    Roger Perez Panama City, Panama 04-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Some good ideas..."
    What did you love best about Never Eat Alone?

    While I agree that developing relationships with people you meet is extremely important, Keith Ferrazzi's reasons are superficial. You never know where a relationship is going to take you, so it is a lot harder to choose the persons you want to have relationships with. The book is full with stories and anecdotes to demostrate Mr Ferrazzi's method for keeping in touch with people. Some are very good.


    What did you learn from Never Eat Alone that you would use in your daily life?

    I have already started trimming my evergrowing contact list and applying some of the rules to turn it into a list of friends rather than a phone book.


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    Kevin Fort Worth, TX, United States 11-25-11
    Kevin Fort Worth, TX, United States 11-25-11
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    "Interesting but not amazing."

    If you read any book about Success, you'll get the same information. Its interesting but not life changing. Unless this is the first self-help book you read. Though you should pick up something else.

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    Brent Barboursville, WV, United States 11-24-08
    Brent Barboursville, WV, United States 11-24-08
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    "The Only Regret is not Reading This Sooner"

    This book is an absolute eye-opener for me. It challenged my thoughts about political relationships in college at work and more. It offered me greater sense of purpose and fulfillment through building contacts into an intimate network.
    Maybe I wanted a different narrator at the start, but within the first chapter I was wowed by the whole experience of this download.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Sandy Hook, CT, United States 05-27-06
    Thomas Sandy Hook, CT, United States 05-27-06
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    "Excellent"

    This is one of the best networking/business success books I have ever read. Ferrazzi surpasses McKay’s “Dig Your Well before Your Thirsty” which I recommend as a primer to this book. The advice early in the book about success in today’s business world being about cooperation not confrontation is spot on. Very detailed right down to advice on how to host a successful dinner party.

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    Masato 08-12-13
    Masato 08-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Confessions of a narcissist"
    Would you try another book from Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz and/or Richard Harries?

    No, I can only deal with so much self-aggrandizing.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator's rate was excruciatingly slow. I listened at 1.5x and, the "book" was still too long...


    Any additional comments?

    The first audible title for which I dreaded picking up my headphones... The book is not an organized approach to networking and professional socialization, but rather a fragmented and often repetitive story of how awesome the author is and how you should be more like him. If I hear, one more mention of him founding a frat at Yale, running for city office as a student, or inventing the term advertainment, I'm going to vomit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Westlake Village, CA, United States 12-06-11
    Ann Westlake Village, CA, United States 12-06-11 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit too full of himself"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    There was limited value.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    There were some tips that motivated me to be more of a


    Could you see Never Eat Alone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


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    M. Shults 12-09-10
    M. Shults 12-09-10
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    "The bad outweighs the good in this book."

    Before buying this book, you should ask yourself how much shallow, self-aggrandizing twaddle, and sloganeering fluff, delivered in a humorless and boring style, that you are willing sift through to find good and helpful information that can benefit your life and career (that you can probably find elsewhere without wallowing in this!).

    Ironically, while the writer stresses the importance of being interesting and entertaining, he presents himself to us as a unctuous, humorless self-promoting suck-up, and a bore, droning on endlessly in prose heavily saturated with the words, "I", "me", and "mine". He waxes self-satisfied in referring to his own career, in the presumptuous attitude that we tiny people already look up to him as a great star, and he seems to expect that we credit him with the authority due to his self-perceived fame and stratospheric success. When he does tell an exemplary story of notable other than his superior self, he still tends to resort to self-aggrandizing name dropping, while he oozes treacly fawnings on those he transparently patronizes.

    If you can look beyond the shallowness of trading in people and relationships for strategic personal gain, with all the posing and falseness that implies, the underlying message of this book deeply buried though it is, suggests we reach out to those around us, to form relationships, so as to cooperate, and help each other. The problem with the book is that the author's tone and methods, in my opinion, advise that you live your entire life as a calculating P.R. shill, focused on image, impressions, cheap flattery and back-scratching, rather than relations based on true regard, genuine substance, and commitment.

    Unlike other reviewers, I think the narrator of this book renders the text almost perfectly. He sounds, in his voice and tone, like a humorless, smug snob who, one imagines, grew up with a nickname like "Biff", and thereby perfectly conveys the near-fatal complacence of the author.

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    Keith Covington, WA, USA 04-07-07
    Keith Covington, WA, USA 04-07-07
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    "A 10!!!"

    This is a MUST read for anyone who wants to move their career forward. If you are looking for a way to catapault yourself 2-3 levels within 1-2 years, you MUST read this book. It holds so many secrets and best practices for building your network and getting you in all the "tough" doors.

    Enjoy!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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