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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

Critic Reviews

"[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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  • Alexis
  • Brookeville, MD, United States
  • 12-24-07

great book, great narrator

This book was great! The content combined with the narrator's tone created a very enjoyable and educational listen. I listened several times, each time with new take aways and action items.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Nikki
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • 12-20-09

Inspiring!

Sometimes you read or hear a book that just makes so much sense. This is one of those books. A pleasure to listen to and truly inspiring.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A Pathetic, Droning Waste of Time

The narrator of this book is awful. His effete, condescending nasal rendering is really off-putting. Rarely have I forced myself to listen to such a writer who is so much in love with himself and his accomplishments. I strongly counsel against spending money on this book. Pick it up at the libary instead...

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Marcy
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • 08-16-05

Tedious

I agree with the previous reviewer. this guy really like to talk about himself.

10 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Louella
  • w hollywood, CA, USA
  • 02-03-07

RUBBISH

I'm listening to it now & I'd prefer to listen to paint dry. I've just suffered through almost an hour of Ferazzi's self-promoting waffle to get one tiny nugget of advice: "ask for help". If the rest of the book is as bad as this, I want my money back.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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The Renaissance of the Human Connection

This is a great title! The middle has quite a bit to do with sales development and branding, but the ending chapters are solid gold. There excellent stories of success, failures and the lessons learned. The finish is solid gold. If someone has recommended this book or if you have seen it on the bookshelf of someone you respect, as I did. Go get it. You are ready. Enjoy!

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Connecting = living

Loved it. Keith genuinely wanted to help the readers of this book. Easy to understand and actionable advice that'll improve your quality of life.

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Motivating

Some people are not people person. They shy away. They fear rejection. Some just don't realize what networking is, or what it can do for you. This book is motivating.

Unless you are already there or halfway there, already motivated - this will set you on the path to get there.

Don't look for tools, tips & instructions - this is not a networking manual. And certainly not for hacks.

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Good book on relationship buildings

I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to be happy and influential by building relationships, great book

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Save Your Money

What disappointed you about Never Eat Alone?

I had to stop listening after about an hour. Let me sum up the book: One time I met someone great and then they really helped me out. Now I'm rich and awesome! Isn't networking great? I don't recall hearing any practical networking skills.

What could Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Refund my money

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes, kind of a condescending tone.

Any additional comments?

Please refund my money for this title.