Networking Is Not Working

Author: Coburn, Derek

Publication Date:

May 2014



Original language and publisher

English (USA) | Ideapress Publishing

Territories Handled

World excl. North America


Business & Leadership

Networking Is Not Working

Author: Coburn, Derek


  • 2 Seas Represents: World Translation Rights.
  • Rights Sold: China (rights reverted), Korea (Raonbook), Arabic (rights reverted), Vietnam (Thai Ha).

Networking always sounds like a simple concept — but as we’ve all discovered, it can be a maddeningly mysterious and elusive reality. Three cheers, then, for Derek Coburn. In this terrific book, he explains why your efforts to connect may be falling short and provides an arsenal of effective strategies for building a productive network of colleagues. — Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

Finally, a how-to guide that throws slick schmoozing out the window and focuses on building meaningful relationships. Derek Coburn’s book offers actionable tips for making connections that create value for everyone involved. If more people followed his approach, we’d look forward to networking, instead of dreading it. — Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

Derek has removed the “work” from “network” with this book. For an introvert like me, he’s unlocked the secret code. — James Altucher, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Choose Yourself

Derek teaches simple yet profound truths that can transform the way you see networking. — Mark Batterson, multiple New York Times bestselling author and Lead Pastor of National Community Church

Networking is a totally essential skill that so many people get wrong or hate because they feel fake. If you want to create meaningful connections and authentic relationships read this now! — Yanik Silver, founder Maverick1000 and author of 34 Rules for Maverick Entrepreneurs

This is now THE book on Networking for this era of doing business. A must read for all CEOs and their key employees. Derek has forever changed my outlook on networking from something I hated and avoided doing, to something I’m now excited to do more of. — Cameron Herold, author of Double Double

Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle call events full of open bars and closed fists. Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches for business cards. Needless to say, traditional networking isn’t working anymore. For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources.

It’s time for a new, modern approach to networking. Born out of author Derek Coburn’s frustration with having spent thousands of fruitless hours attending traditional networking events, this book offers fresh, effective, unconventional strategies for growing and nurturing a powerful network. These strategies grew Coburn’s revenue by 300% in just 18 months and can have a major impact on your business.

You will learn how to: – Become the Ultimate Connector – Become the Ultimate Resource – Identify and develop relationships with world-class professionals – Enhance the value you deliver for your best clients – Position yourself for more quality introductions to ideal prospective clients Once you implement the networking strategies in this book, the quality of your clients, your business, and your life will improve dramatically.


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Korea (Raonbook), Vietnam (Thai Ha), China (China Financial & Economic Publishing House)