Power of Who
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Power of Who

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  173 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Bob Beaudine believes Networking is Not working for Americans any longer. This highly respected and well-connected head hunter shares his philosophy on what really works in identifying what your dream in life is and how to get it. With his unique 100/40 principle, Beaudine takes the traditional networking concept, shakes it up and rebuilds it, explaining that individuals a...more
ebook, 0 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Center Street (first published December 20th 2008)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 507)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Julieta
"The top two reasons for happiness are gratitude and giving." That was my favorite lesson from the book.

This is a good, common sense book for people who need to feed their head with positive self-help types of reading.
Wyndy
The main theme of the book is that old-fashioned networking is just that, "old-fashioned". You already know all the people who are going to help you accomplish your personal dream whether that includes a new job or not. People help people that they know. Mr. Beaudine is a man who places executives for a career, therefore, most of his examples are in the job obtaining category but his knowledge overlaps into any area where you have a dream. I must admit that for the first couple of chapters I fel...more
Shaun
This is a motivational book and it motivated and inspired me. The author is a recruiter in the sprots and entertainment industry and is highly successful. This is a book about self-improvement and networking. The author shares a key point about networking, and that is that you already know who you need to know to help you network to reach your career goals and dreams. He tells you to throw away all you've heard up to now about networking. You need to network with your "Who" group or those people...more
Khalid
Bob Beaudine believes “Networking” is an importuned factor neglegted in the American workplace. Beaudine is a well-connected head hunter and in this book he shares his philosophy on what really works in identifying what your dream in life is and how to get it. With his unique 100/40 principle, Beaudine takes the traditional networking concept, shakes it up and rebuilds it, explaining that individuals already know everyone they need to know. He shows readers that they have established a powerful...more
Chris Munson
A great book about how to network using the people that you already know. The premise of the book is a simple one...you already know everyone that you need to know in order to achieve your dreams. Whether it is finding a new job, linking up with someone who can help you start your own business or someone that can provide you with expert advice in how to run your life...you already know someone that knows someone that can help you. A fairly quick read, but contains very valuable advice. The chapt...more
Nic
I started off scanning the first chapter, but then it caught my interest and so I began to read it word for word. This book is a motivator. It helps you begin to think of th people you already know in a different way. I have to agree with most everything Bob wrote - people are willing to help you if they know what you are trying to do and they already know and like you. I agree, spend more time focusing on people with whom you already have connections with than trying to meet more people for the...more
Stephanie
If you are job hunting, know exactly what you want to do, thinking about making a change in your career, or are not specific about what you want to do- read this.

Broad premise: your friends & family want to help you succeed- who do they know that can help you? Beaudine's experience in executive search has revealed most people under utilize personal connections- we tend to network with total strangers rather than ask a friend for help. In addition to that, are many other valuable insights an...more
Kyle
Very fast and engaging read. A new way to think about your network and the people in your life. I liked it because it is more my style of networking which feels more genuine and is more about building relationships and friendships rather than schmoozing or using the other, to borrow from another book, "personality ethic". I'm all about the character ethic and the sincerity that comes from having a relationship that can lead to an opportunity because of people caring about each other. And I love...more
Adam
A good concise strategy to decide on a goal and pursue that goal with precision and focus. More importantly Beaudine explains how the Who you know is a key part of getting to the goal. By that he means who you really know on a personal level; not byway of online connections or resume/business card dumps. A good deal of touchy feely type stuff that reminds me of that SNL spoof...."you're good, you're smart and dog-gone-it people like you" However, with that sugary encouragement aside it is a help...more
Troy
Decided to read this book again, needed a refresher on the point of the book. Wish there was not soo much negative attitudes about networking. Really helpful book. Makes you want to help others achieve their dreams, hopefully by doing so achieving yours. Since the first time I read this book I have become more altruistic. Since losing my job and career two years ago, seen that as much I could use networking and a help out. There are just others out there who needed my help more.
Madison Mcgraw
The Power of Who is a book filled with the same business lessons we've been taught before, but Beaudine puts his own short spin on it. A quick read, a feel good read. A book to buy for college grads or perhaps, in this economy, as a 'pick me up' for people recently laid off who might need a little inspiration.
My favorite part of the book was Charlie the shoeshine man at the Philadelphia Airport. If only the world had more Charlies!
Lela Fagan
I highly recommend this edition of "The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need To Know". I purchased the audio book edition at Audible.com. It was recommended to me because of my previous purchases. This edition is narrated by the author Bob Beaudine.

By using anecdotes Mr. Beaudine's gives practical instruction on how to empower the people in your network and identify those that are your "Who".
Carolyn Gomez
There were some good solid gems in this book, but the first couple of chapters felt like fluff. This book is not just about the Power of Who - building your network.... but more of a compilation of wise advice on various personal and professional topics. I had higher hopes for the book based on the other reviews that I read. The book wasn't terrible, but in my mind, it was just ok.
Claudia
This book is a great reminder of everything we already know. It's an easy read and for those that need nudging to start doing what they've always dreamed of; it provides good structure and discipline. I'd recommend it if for nothing else, to remind you that it's never to late to start living your life
Sherry
Although a bit repetitive in syntax sometimes, this book is a fabulous read to remind you of what is most important in life: other people, giving and gratitude. Keep this in mind, and you will be most happy and fulfilled, not to mention successful in business.
Ken
Absolutely a MUST READ. This will turn your whole concept of networking upside down.

Bob is a wonderful author who really knows how to get his points across in an easy to understand way.
Reid
Good ideas about how to focus and network more strategically


The rule of 100/40
- what would you like to do (100 things)
- how many people do you know that could help (40 people you already know)

Danielle
After about 10 pages in, I was finding good quotes on every other page. I learned a lot from this book and it helped me put my relationships with others (and their importance) into perspective.
Mickey Kammeyer
The title says it all. The advantages of reading this book would be if you are looking for techniques or motivation on how to harness the power of your network and make it work for you.
Deana Porter
This is a great book to help you determine who your "WHO" friends are and how to best cultivate those friendships to become mutually beneficial. Loved this book!
Michael
Throughout the years I made a big mistake that I dropped lots of friends ..now is time to gain them back
Kristina Chamberlain
Anyone interested in a career or just making the most of your relationships should read this!!
Christine Hanson
This book is a real eye opener I'm on chapter 3 and enjoying it
Darrin Holst
heavy on "you can do it", light on "how do I do it"
Brian
Very Good; Dream big and reach your full potential
Patty T
Good book for any person looking to grow professionally.
Michael Tannery
This is a book that defines how you connect
Tony Bragg
Very good book !! A lot of "aha" moments !
Julie
Good reminder about your network.
Dan


A great motivational book
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 16 17 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • No More Mondays: Fire Yourself -- and Other Revolutionary Ways to Discover Your True Calling at Work
  • Rhinoceros Success
  • The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant: Principles for Successful Living
  • Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money
  • Flipping the Switch...: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!
  • The Go-Getter (a Story That Tells You How to Be One)
  • Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality
  • Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently
  • Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business
  • Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job
  • Today We Are Rich: Harnessing The Power Of Total Confidence
  • Stop Acting Rich... and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
  • The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business
  • Roaring Lambs: A Gentle Plan to Radically Change Your World
  • The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently
  • EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
1503384
Bob Beaudine is the president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine and recognized as the top Sports/Entertainment search executive in the U.S. Beaudine also serves as a member of the SMU Cox School of Business Associate Board. Bob and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for 24 years and have three grown daughters.
More about Bob Beaudine...
The Power of WHO! Workbook

Share This Book