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"A mother lode of timely, hard-earned, bite-size, street-smart golden nuggets-- invaluable for job seekers, employed or unemployed."
--Stephen Covey

"[Harvey Mackay] joins Bob Townsend (Up the Organization) as master of brief, biting, and brilliant business wit and wisdom."
--Tom Peters

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"Harvey Mackay may be the most talented man I have met."
--Lou Holtz

"To read Harvey Mackay's 'cookbook for success' is to know Harvey. He'll share with you everything he knows--and I wouldn't hesitate a minute in taking his advice."
--Charles Schwab

"Harvey Mackay takes you on an easy reader ride to success in the business world. He got his; now, in a burst of compassion, he's drafted the guidelines so that you can get yours."
--Ted Koppel

And now get ready for the book Harvey Mackay was born to write and you were meant to read...

"If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I've met over a lifetime, I'd say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts."

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Currency Books; Reprint edition (February 16, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385485468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385485463
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Randy Macdonald on October 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
Harvey Mackay's book approaches the practice of networking in a wide sense: strategies for initiating and maintaining relationships at any stage of your life with as many people as possible from as many walks of life as possible in as many situations as possible for a variety of different ends, both for yourself and for the people you network with.

The book is divided into ten sections (Mackay calls them steps) which play upon the well metaphor:

1. Jump In, the Water's Fine! - reasons why you should network (26 pages)

2. Time To Prime The Well! - starting out with the right approach to networking (23 pages)

3. Start Digging! - building the foundation of your networking: the essential elements of a network and basic networking strategies (45 pages)

4. Sharpen Your Edge! - refining your networking skills (35 pages)

5. Excavate Your Unique Skills! - recognizing and using your personal uniqueness to your advantage to build your network (31 pages)

6. Dig Deeper! - refining your networking using your personal uniqueness (29 pages)

7. Don't Fall In! - networking pitfalls: how not to network (23 pages)

8. Minding The Well! - maintaining your network (39 pages)

9. All's Well That End's Well! - additional insights into networking (27 pages)

10. Drinking from the Well ... and Sharing the Wealth! - final thoughts/summary (7 pages)

The book is very useful as a roadmap for utilizing all your relationships: it prompts you to think about where you could go with virtually every relationship you've ever had. Therefore, the older you are and the more people you already know, the more this book will probably speak to you.
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By A Customer on August 10, 1997
Format: Hardcover
What single characteristic is most ubiquitously shared by truly successful people? According to Harvey Mackay, it is the ability to create and nurture an effective network of contacts. In his book Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty, Mackay teaches us the importance of networking and provides us with practical advice on how to network effectively.

Mackay's perspectives on this otherwise common-sense topic are important in two respects. First, Mackay's approach toward one's network as a vibrant, organic body that requires disciplined, focused attention is compelling. He is particularly effective in advising us on how to grow a network and nurture key contact information. Secondly, Mackay's emphasis on the value of networking to help others, and not only one's self, is refreshing. In this capacity, Mackay is particularly motivational in that he encourages us to expand our own personal contacts as a vehicle to assist others.

Read this book, add this critical success strategy to your personal repertoire, and enjoy life more
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and believe, at least for me, that it is truly the only networking book I'll ever need. The stories are relevant analogies which add to the author's message.
With that said, most of what is covered are common sense ways of networking, which I found to be the underlying message of the book - "treat others with dignity and respect, show genuine concern in them, their careers, and their families, and stay in touch." Apply these simple concepts and you will have all the contacts you will ever need.
There are some unique networking approaches Harvey shares with the reader. Those are worth the price of the book alone. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others based on my belief that it serves as reinforcement of what most of us really know.
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By S.K. on November 17, 2013
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Certainly a good read. In the same vein as "How to make friends & influence people" by Dale Carnegie. Unlike quite a few authors of this genre, he does not resort to pseudo-intellectualism and silly antics. The author is obviously a good salesman in real life and makes a very good pitch for what he believes in, in writing. The book is written in style of someone making a presentation to a room full of people. He knows how to tell a good story without rambling. His personal prejudices do sneak through very occasionally and at places the book dates itself. The short chapters are convenient as one can easily read for a few minutes at a time. An occasional example/anecdote does make one wince due to its near street language/manner.
All in all, time well spent and one comes away feeling that something useful has been learnt.
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"How many people could I realistically count on to help me if I called at 2:00 A.M.?" This is the question Harvey Mackay poses in his fourth book, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty. In the 300 pages that follow, Harvey Mackay shares a lifetime of networking tips with his readers. Mackay writes from experience, having established a successful envelope business and from years as an active fundraiser in Minneapolis. Written with humor and wit, Mackay shares anecdotes from the likes of Muhammad Ali, Lou Holtz, Erma Bombeck and Larry King. This book is a must read for corporate CEOs, middle managers, entry level workers, college students and anyone else who hopes to maximize life's opportunities
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