Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty, Harvey MacKay
We Got Fired! : . . . And It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us, Harvey MacKay
I'm re-reading a book I checked out about a year ago by Harvey MacKay entitled Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need. I must say that the book lives up to its title. Not only does it explain the how-tos and why-tos of networking, it is an interesting read for anyone, even those for whom networking may not seem to be essential. The author also includes a short chapter on his wife and the way that men and women network differently, something that I think could be explored further.
Coincidentally, I also picked up We Got Fired! : . . . And It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us not realizing it was written by the same author. Basically it is the stories of famous and sucessful people telling about the time they were fired and...would you believe it, how it was the best thing that ever happened to them. Doncha just love descriptive book titles? Some of the famous people include Larry King, Michael Bloomberg, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Jesse Ventura.
A quote from the book: "The road to success is marked with many tempting parking places."