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How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk [Kindle Edition]

Bruce Kasanoff
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"An entertaining, practical guide to navigating one of the most important challenges of our time. Thanks to Bruce Kasanoff’s engaging writing and sage advice, this is an enjoyable book that’s full of new ideas to put into action immediately."
-- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Give and Take

Do you feel uncomfortable blowing your own horn? Do you struggle to get your fair share of attention? If either is true, this little gem of a book is for you. It provides you with quick and effective tips on the most appropriate ways to make a name for yourself in our hyper-connected world.

The book is organized around the author's "Simplify Your Future" framework for managing your career and life: Be generous and expert, trustworthy and clear, open-minded and adaptable, persistent and present.


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About the Author

Bruce Kasanoff is a ghostwriter for entrepreneurs, executives, and social innovators.

He is a LinkedIn Influencer with over 130,000 followers who read his regular columns on that site. Bruce also posts highly visual works on Slideshare, where seven of his posts have been the #1 most popular presentation of the week.

Kasanoff's article "The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent in Others" was recognized as the article that mattered most to LinkedIn readers in 2013.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3929 KB
  • Print Length: 95 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Now Possible (January 24, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I2F190U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,526 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick, simple and a useful reminder January 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
In the spirit of full disclosure, I've been a follower Bruce's common sense and motivational blogs and LinkedIn entries. As a long time follower, I received an advance review copy. This is fairly standard practice, but I always believe it's useful for prospective buyers to know the context of the reviewer and what brought them to their conclusions.

With that, the first thing I can say is I'm buying a few copies to gift to other people who will benefit by the very conversational, real-speak found in this 97 page book. So it's worth the price of entry a few times over for me.

Next, it's a quick, easy read with bite-sized nuggets of wisdom that challenge the reader to think about themselves through the frame of helping other people. True to Bruce's ego-less and frequent gifts of useful information and advice on his blogs and profiles, this book is congruent with that theme. Help yourself by helping others. It's a simple but profound message and if more of us chose to live that way, we'd all be in a much better place personally, professionally, spiritually.

The "make ONE point" chapter was one I specifically needed to hear. As you may tell from this review, I tend to be verbose and feel like I need to cram every detail into my initial contact. Some people call that "thorough"; but even more call it being a "pain in the ***". His finger wag to the famous "Seven Habits" was not lost on me and his take was a great counter balance to that somewhat aged franchise. Ok, so I'll cut to the quick..

If you're looking to improve your ability to get more business, get a job, or just assert yourself more clearly this year, "How to Self-Promote" should be on your 2014 short list!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just For Self-Promotion; So Much More January 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The first thing I want to say about this book, is that every person graduating college should get a copy of this, along with a diploma. This is not just a guide about self-promotion, it is a lot more. It is a book about how to be successful, with the over-arching theme, that if you are a successful human being, you will be a success in business because those same traits carry over. Then it gives the proper advice about how to "self-promote."

I believe what the book says because I have been living it and subscribe to all its principles. Everything in this book is spot on. It does not say "Be nice and great things will happen." It does tell you the discipline, hard work, mentality and value set that will make you a success in business, with people who are like minded. You will attract what you put out. Bruce tells you what short-cuts to avoid, and that is gold, because you will lose a lot of time, ground and reputation if you take those short-cuts (even if you are well-meaning). The book is pro-active and also a confirmation. It confirms high-road behaviors but you need to know how to harness your values to become successful. Success in business is not "if-then;" it is a strategic series of behaviors, manifesting in actions and habits. He really covers it all. If I had to subtitle it, I would call it "How to be a Mensch and ensure you will have business success from being that way." Of course, that's not a title, but it how I felt reading the book.

For younger folks, it is a great road map. However, this book is also great for people already in the workforce! It will recalibrate you, remind you and refocus you, if you are already working.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great common sense book January 31, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been following Bruce for some time on LinkedIn through his posts. In full disclosure I was given an advance copy of the book.

I was thrilled to see that he released this book. It is very true to its title. It is a very quick read and unlike many business books, it is very practical in its approach. The book is full of great ideas presented in a clear concise manner. Each section is very short, but full of great practical ideas, based on Bruce's experiences. Unlike many books on self-promotion it does not drone on endlessly with a lot of "positive thought" nonsense that has no practical use in the real world. The book also offers excellent examples of Bruce's points without belaboring the point to fill up pages.

I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in increasing their personal network, their online presence, or better utilize social networking such as LinkedIn.

This is a book that I intend to give to my sales team at the office, and any friend that is in sales or in business for themselves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Ah, self promotion... the fear of most introverts and few extroverts, I being one of "Those" introverts really enjoyed reading this book. It is simple and easy to read, but as other have mentioned, one that you will come back to as a refresher. It easily helps those of us who aren't rabid self-promoters to still be seen.

While not complicated, Bruce sets forth with a single sentence what drives his practice and life and one that interweaves so many different values and business ethics that it produces a web of connections that tie in with each other. The sentence itself proves to touch on so many areas of business and in life that each word has and will continue to be a book on its own - "Be generous and expert, trustworthy and clear, open-minded and adaptable, persistent and present." - Following these items will help bring about positive recognition.

I will be sharing this book with my children who are in their senior year at high school and a junior in college, as I am a firm believer of the principles that Bruce has provided.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A collection of essays
Some good advice, but some I would leave. Was hoping it would be a little more to the point (an analysis of self promotion) but it is mostly a collection of other things he's... Read more
Published 15 minutes ago by bellefleur
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommend
Initially I thought it is a modern version of Del Carnegie. It did help me to change my perspective on helping others. Read more
Published 14 days ago by M KHALILI
5.0 out of 5 stars If you dislike self-promotion, read this book
Common sense is often not common practice and these short chapters focus on putting things into practice. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Rogerthis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved the book! A great read, especially for new graduates.
Published 1 month ago by Neethu Mathew
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good.
Published 2 months ago by Kiran
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it NOW
And why did I need those textbooks 1,000 pages plus in HS and college? This is every morsel that you need to suceed - in life. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roxann Remekie
5.0 out of 5 stars Kasanoff presents a self-promotion model that does not "feel" like...
Kasanoff presents a self-promotion model that does not "feel" like self promotion. It is more about identifying and meeting the prospective client's needs and working with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Suzanne Barnaby
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking.
In this crazy busy world I love that he promotes quiet, alone time. Great fresh perspective for anyone in sales.
Published 3 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Simply excellent advice!
Published 3 months ago by Brenda C. Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars simple but effective
It was through reading this book that my rebranding really began. (Though I really wonder why the review bit needs these extra words)
Published 3 months ago by Peter Manda
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More About the Author

Bruce Kasanoff is a storyteller who highlights the human side of business. He is a relentlessly positive voice on behalf of givers, those who genuinely care about the needs of others. Kasanoff is a LinkedIn Influencer with a wide audience of followers who appreciate his common sense guidance.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing - the largest organization of marketing professionals in the world - cited Bruce among their inaugural listing of the 50 most influential thinkers in marketing and business today. He likes to think of himself as one of the gentler and more creative Wharton MBAs you are likely to meet.

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