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Guerrilla Networking: A Proven Battle Plan to Attract the Very People You Want to Meet Paperback – July 29, 2009
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Cons: Book may be too simple for those that grasped its main point. Enthusiasm can get overdone. Repetitive.
Summary: A good book for people stuck in the mire of old-fashioned networking and in need of a way out. Not as useful if you already "get" it
This is an odd book - it's got the feel of a seminar in book form, and is a mix of small bite-sized tips and personal testimonies. Either apart would not have made a complete book, so I think the inclusion of the different sections was necessary, and the two parts work well.
The theme of this book is stunningly simple, and one some people have realized on their own - traditional Networking doesn't work, your goal should to be someone people want to meet and do things on your own. In other words, be worth meeting.
To hammer home that point there are fifty tips to help you become the "Guerrilla Networker" - the person who gets interesting, gets involved, and gets noticed. The usefulness of these varies highly depending on your own personal experience and knowledge. Some are simple and repetitive, some are actually quite insightful, and most are based on breaking out of the old hand-out-cards-try-and-meet-people networking stereotype.
Along with these fifty tips are a variety of short life stories collected from people the authors know - people that are Guerrilla Networkers. These vary widely - and usefully - so there's probably a few people in there you'd like to emulate or meet. Some of this section feels a bit like self-promotion (though as that's part of Guerrilla Networking, I'm not going to fault the folks)
Finally at the end, there are some exercises.Read more ›
Most mature and independent people from all walks of life are in need for support from other people. People buy from people. If you want some other person to buy your personal services or your product you need other people. This book is a clear practical study guide on how to get from where you socially are to where you socially want to be. For that purpose you want to attract people - customers, collaborators, partners, friends and soul-mates to you.
The book is written in simple language and many examples of what is `Guerrilla Networking'. In this practical how-to book you learn in part I the guerrilla principle of the two-step process: (1) doing whatever is necessary to become the type of person other people want to meet; (2) making sure that everyone knows it.
Next, you (and me - the readers) are led in part II, through 50 proven ways to get people to come to you (us). All 50 ways require creative work and personal productivity. This compendium is an invaluable sub-book by itself. I found this part inspirational. Even though I was familiar with every one of the 50 items in a general way, this part sparked in me new ideas applicable to my personal current situation. Every method is applicable to some degree to every person reading this book.
The third major part of the book is a genuine treat. The authors introduce you to 26 actual living people, all of them are successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life, of every age group and of many professions who live and practice the philosophy of `Guerrilla Networking'.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is very basic. I did not learn anything important on it.
The author presents only one important concept in the book and then shows some little value informations to... Read more
This book was send to me by a friend when it just came out. I read A LOT of books and I remember Dale Carnegie's book on winning friends and influencing people. Read morePublished on March 9, 2011 by starfish89
If you think networking is about going to events with a stack of business cards then this book shows you what you're doing it wrong and how to fix it. Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by B. Bruce
Like everything by Monroe, this rocks. The context is simple - stop looking for "them," make them look for you... Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by Amazon Customer
This is a brilliant guide to being the Star of your own life whether you're an actor or not. (I'm not. Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by J. L. Packer
Anything with 'Guerrilla' in the title makes me want to know more, so I had to see what this book was all about. Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by Simon Stapleton
Okay, so there's a lot of good information in the book for becoming the sought after rather than seeking after the famous, wealthy, and influential for help. Read morePublished on February 10, 2009 by Juanita Carpenter