Book Notes: Build Your Dream Network - J. Kelly Hoey

William Meller - Build Your Dream Network - J. Kelly Hoey
Build Your Dream Network offers a fresh new approach to mastering this skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending, but failing to leverage their connections successfully.


Title: Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World
Author: J. Kelly Hoey
Themes: Agile, Career, Cases, Technology, Management
Year: 2017
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992794, 9781101992791
Pages: 256

If you think of networking as schmoozing at boring cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small.

"... It’s not what you know, it’s who knows what you know..."

In Build Your Dream Network, acclaimed business columnist and networking expert J. Kelly Hoey offers a fresh new approach to mastering this timeworn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully.

"... Whether you’re doing it in person or online, all networking is about further engaging with people. You are “weaving online and offline interactions into an integrated networking whole..."

Packed with infographics, flowcharts, and encouraging advice, Build Your Dream Network shows how small adjustments in your daily routine, generosity, and goal-focused efforts are all it takes to set you apart and ignite the powerful connections that will lead to major opportunities for success.

William Meller - Build Your Dream Network - J. Kelly Hoey

The author presents innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using all the social tools at your disposal. She also reveals creative and surprisingly simple ways to harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture.

When you know people, and those people know what you do, success knows how to find you.

Chapters of the Book:

1. Build Your Network

2. Get Your Head in the Networking Game

3. How and Where to Start

4. Clubs, Crowds, Committees, and cohorts

5. Networking

6. Connecting the Dots

7. Networking Fail

8. Test, Fail, Learn, and Scale

J. Kelly Hoey is a writer, investor, connector, and networking expert lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women on Twitter”). A columnist for, she’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and her clients include The New Yorker, Coca-Cola, PBS, L’Oréal, Capital One, and Dove.

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