M. Wheadon’s Networking Thoughtfully promises that the reader will be able to network thoughtfully after reading its contents within 30 minutes.
Title: Networking Thoughtfully: The 30 Minute Read That Could Change Your Life By M. Wheadon
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Goodreads Rating: 2 Stars
M. Wheadon’s Networking Thoughtfully promises that the reader will be able to network thoughtfully after reading its contents within 30 minutes. The author has condensed material from his teaching experience into bite-sized pieces of advice for networking beginners. Well, the book does deliver on being readable in 30 minutes or less but did not deliver on the intentionality of networking. For someone, who has read a number of self-help/ business/ psychology books, I felt like the author made a number of sweeping statements like “Think Stallion not Mouse”, “If you are still thinking, I cannot do this belief in yourself!” One thing that I definitely took away from this book was the need to reassess one’s compass of relationships: North- people of higher standing; South-those who report to you; West-family, friends and colleagues East: prospective clients and partnerships.
Nonetheless, I should have taken his advice at the beginning of the book where he says ” This booklet is not for experts such as these but for adults who need to build relationships.” Being a 50 -paged book, the book is more a cheat sheet or a pocket book that you pull out of your back pocket just before of an event as a checklist of sorts,. If you are interested in networking 101 and strapped for time, then this would be the book for you.
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