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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business; Exp Upd edition (June 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385346654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385346658
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Advance Praise for Never Eat Alone

"Your network is your net worth.  This book shows you how to add to your personal bottom line with better networking and bigger relationships.  What a solid but easy read!  Keith's personality shines through like the great (and hip) teacher you never got in college or business school. Buy this book for yourself, and tomorrow go out and buy one for your kid brother!"
—Tim Sanders, author of Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and
Influence Friends
and leadership coach at Yahoo!
 
"Everyone in business knows relationships and having a network of contacts is important. Finally we have a real-world guide to how to create your own high-powered network tailored to your career goals and personal style."
—Jon Miller, CEO, AOL
 
“I’ve seen Keith Ferrazzi in action and he is a master at building relationships and networking to further the interests of an enterprise.  He’s sharing his playbook for those who want learn the secrets of this important executive art.”
—Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO-designate, Siemens AG
 
“A business book that reads like a story—filled with personal triumphs and examples that leave no doubt to the reader that success in anything is built on meaningful relationships.”
—James H. Quigley, CEO, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
 
"Keith has long been a leading marketing innovator. His way with people truly makes him a star. In Never Eat Alone, he has taken his gift and created specific steps that are easily followed, to achieve great success."
—Robert Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision
 
“Keith’s insights on how to turn a conference, a meeting, or a casual contact into an extraordinary opportunity for mutual success make invaluable reading for people in all stages of their professional and personal lives.  I strongly recommend it."
—Jeffrey E. Garten, Dean, Yale School of Management

About the Author

KEITH FERRAZZI is founder and CEO of the training and consulting company Ferrazzi Greenlight and a contributor to Inc., the Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Earlier in his career, he was CMO of Deloitte Consulting and at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and CEO of YaYa Media. He lives in Los Angeles. 

TAHL RAZ has written for Inc. magazine, the Jerusalem Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and GQ. Raz lives in New York City.

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Customer Reviews

Good book for anyone in business who wants to grow and increase the network.
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The book gives some real insight and practical steps to take to perform effectively in this world.
Fred Sullivan
Ferrazzi owns the "business relationship" brand in business for good reason.
Mark Goulston

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Alex Banayan on June 3, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I have about 250 business books in my office. On the highest shelf, I keep 10 books facing out, as reminders to myself on how to live my life. Never Eat Alone is one of those ten.

In this book, you learn that the fundamental key to all success is the people around you. The people who give a damn about you. The people who believe in you.

When I was young, I thought the environment I was born into (my family, the kids down the block) was the only only pool to select your lifelines from. But after reading Never Eat Alone, I began to understand that it's okay -- scratch that -- it's necessary for you to reach out to others, others who inspire you, others who you want to help, others who you feel a deep connection with. It's okay to go out of your comfort zone to events and conferences and make new like-minded friends. It's not about connections, it's not about networking -- it's about caring about other people and getting to know them on a personal level.

It's not the quantity of your relationships, it's the quality.

The quality of your life is directly related to the quality of people in your life -- so if you want to live the life of your dreams -- you need to foster the relationships of your dreams. Never Eat Alone shows you how.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Ahlstedt on July 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The rise in social networking tools like Facebook and LinkedIn have made it very easy for individuals to make contact with others in their field. Many people, however, are still reluctant to reach out on anything other than a superficial level to others, especially those who might hold a higher position than they do. In the book Never Eat Alone, author Keith Ferrazzi stresses the importance of creating a large network of people who can help and be helped by you. By having contacts across many different areas, he argues that you will be creating opportunities for generosity which will ultimately benefit you in ways that might not at first be apparent.

The book begins with attempting to overcome the reluctance to reach out that many people have. The author mentions many times that he offered to help people newly starting out in their fields with job interviews, introductions or internships, only to be rebuffed because the recipients of his generosity didn't want to feel indebted to him. He goes on to stress the importance of creating connections precisely so that you will be able to help those who need it when you seen an opportunity to do so -- without "keeping score." Although he does also frequently mention how he "keeps up" with how young people he's helped are doing in their careers . . .

Once you have accepted that you need to increase your personal and/or professional network, strategies are offered that will help achieve this. He advises how to "do your homework" to make connections as well as keep a list of "aspirational names" of business leaders that you hope to meet one day. He also gives advice on how to make the dreaded "cold call" to make connections and how to get around gatekeepers that are employed precisely to protect their bosses from people like us!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover
‘Never Eat Alone’ written by Keith Ferrazzi back in 2005 is one the business books that somehow survived the test of time because what the author was talking it’s still valid today in business only by yourself, without the people that surrounds and supports you, and what could be a better place for socialization than the plates during lunch, summer, autumn…

The edition released this year is not only way for publisher to get some more money, but actually it comes with updated content both in content and scope, therefore as result the book is now 400 pages long compared to the original 300 pages.

In the very beginning author presents two crucial things – networking became one of the common used words these years, seen as inherently human pursuit that drive human development and collaborative economy; and second, he presents a formula of success in life as combination of the people you meet in your life and the things you do together.

The author in introduction chapter emphasizes the main goals of his book such as creation of fulfilling, authentic, effective networking strategy, building and aligning social capital in order to achieve ambitions goals, combine strategy and serendipity to keep in constant contact wide a wide network of people, and others.

Book is divided into five main chapters, listed in order: The mind-set, The skill set, Turning connections into compatriots. Connecting in the digital age and Trading Up and giving back, that each speak about the particular aspect of becoming successful maintaining the relationships with people in your vicinity.

Overall, the book provided the many details which together make a decent guide of own network improvements and personal soft skill virtue of relationship building.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Goulston on June 3, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Ferrazzi owns the "business relationship" brand in business for good reason. The first addition of Never Eat Alone distilled everything I had been doing in a "hit or miss" fashion to build deeper and better relationships in business and beyond. And it helped me take a lot of the "hit or miss" out of it.

Well Ferrazzi has done it again with this expanded and updated edition and again helping me to be more efficient and effective AND even more caring in building business relationships.

For those of you who loved the first edition, you won't be disappointed by this one. For those reading "Never Eat Alone" for the first time, get set to develop relationship and business development skills that will more than match whatever technical skills you have.
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