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Publisher's Summary

Radical generosity is the against-the-grain secret weapon of real influencers, and it will allow you to boost referrals, retention rates, and ROI like few other strategies.

But be warned, gifts with strings attached backfire. There is a right, and wrong, way to give.

John Ruhlin has gifted on behalf of everyone from Forbes Magazine to the Fortune 500, and his tactics lead to appreciative responses and wide-open check books.

Through poignant personal stories and data-backed evidence, Ruhlin breaks down how anyone - from mail clerk to managing director - can master the magic of Giftology with these and more:

  • Mastering reciprocity, the hidden bottom line booster
  • Laser-targeting whom to give a gift and when to use thrift
  • Uncovering your client's inner circle and becoming part of it

Give wholeheartedly to Giftology and reap the rewards of an expanding business and fruitful relationships, professional and personal alike.

©2016 John Ruhlin (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Great concept but left me wanting more

This book helped me to think harder about gifting and the positive byproducts associated with giving a quality gift, but it felt like mostly a promotion for his company.

I would have liked to have seen different and more gift examples... in the whole book he only mentions about 10 gifts that he and his partners have used. Also, the continual mention of bonus info if I go to his site and download the resources felt manipulative.... i bought the damn book so give me the info without jumping through hoops.

I like the idea, but overall it was lacking actionable steps and resources to make the process of "giftology" easy to implement.

I do not recommend this book.

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Has one beautiful sentence

The idea is amazing and the anecdotes are somewhat inspiring, but sadly, there isn't that much that goes into the concept. The whole book can be comprehensively summarized in pretty much two or three sentences.

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Wow

Loved it! Love the bonus material! Great ideas given in the message. plan to listen again.

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Lots of great ideas, good reasoning too.

generosity has deep roots in our history, this book does a great job with quotes and logic for how to think about gifting

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Best 2 hour read yet

This was the best 2 hour audiobook I’ve heard. Well worth the investment of your 2 hours

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This book was a very long advertisement for the office Co.

As a sales person of over 20 years I was hoping to glean valuable information from this book about giftgiving to clients. I was disappointed. It seems to have very little valuable information and be mostly a book pointing to the author’s Co. that is a gift service company that companies can hire. I found that it did not answer some very basic questions like, “what if your company does not want to pay for gifts? Should the sales rep? Would that make them personal rather than business gifts? Could they be a tax write-off?”, Or “What if you are in a regulated industry that does not allow gifts? Are there ways around it?“, I have run into both of these scenarios over the years and this book provided no valuable information for some of those basic questions. I think this information could have been compiled into a small pamphlet. It’s not really worth the read. I like the concept of giftgiving and the author is creative. However, I did not find his book to be useful, and the sales pitch for his company at the conclusion let me know the underlying purpose of the book.

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  • Frank S.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, US
  • 08-18-18

Excellent book. Well worth your time

enjoy this program my time. I'm glad it was suggested to me. word word word word word word word

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What I needed to hear

Compelling and relevant. Great take aways and case studies for professionals looking to create an impression!

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No bonus but an okay story of gift experiences

I found it to be a somewhat interesting story, but nothing overly exciting. There is value in the content but the author is short on details and rather sends you to his website for "bonus information" about 10 times throughout the book. I actually went looking for this promised bonus information, and after having to register for the newsletter, unfortunately couldn't find it. I feel a bit cheated.

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Some good information, but too much push to go to www.whatever.com/bonus. It's at the end of every section and gets annoying like a pushy salesman.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-18

Very inspiring listen

I love this audiobook because it is very well written and presented. The idea of gift giving is something I haven't thought much about until now. I highly recommend it!