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"Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World by J. Kelly Hoey.

Here is a value-added book regarding networking I found very interesting and insightful. The book is, “Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World by J. Kelly Hoey. The author starts by highlighting "skills alone won't make you a success". This is because everyone calls themselves an expert; college degrees can be bypassed, anybody can start a business in any location; and, the concept of working in a meritocracy is a fable. What makes you special are people who KNOW what you bring to the table in terms of knowledge and experience; that you do what you do at a superlative level; that you offer distinct insights.  The bottom line is you need an audience, and that audience is your network- it’s about credibility and reducing the employer’s/investor’s risk. Hoey provides some tactical and strategic approaches toward getting people to KNOW what you bring to the table.  Frankly much of what she offers in the book is familiar