***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Top of the list for me (for popular books on how social networking can help you) is Wayne Baker's "Achieving Success Through Social Capital." Baker is a serious academic who's written a useful book based on sound social network and social capital theory. /Andrew On Jun 19, 2008, at 12:37 PM, Erika Hanson Brown wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hi, all... > > > > I've been a watchful lurker here for awhile, and I'm delighted with > the > exchange that has been going on here. You all amaze me with your > knowledge > and analyses of this phenomenon known in all its permutations: > "networking, > social networking, wasting time, quantity-not-quality" , etc..... > > > > I'm a professional networker and entrepreneur; eg, I'm a longtime > executive > search pro/"headhunter", and my own skills have been honed over the > course > of almost 3 full decades. I started utilizing my skills- in fact - > before > people called "it" networking. (My own great-grandmother was asked > to speak > at the Chicago World's Fair - the Women's Pavillion - in 1890. Her > topic? > Networking.) > > > > It's worked very well for me. I'm so far "gone" that I get kudos > for being > a "connector" - whatever that means. > > > > I'm (hopefully) about to spend a good part of the summer in > Hydrabad, India > - instructing, coaching, mentoring a bunch of "raw", Indian IT > recruiters > with the in's and out's of my fine profession. > > > > In fact, what I'll be teaching them will be the fine skills of > relationship > building....all of which results in their being good "community > builders" > and/or "network builders". > > > > I'd appreciate any and all suggestions for simple (non-academic) > books to > take along with me. > > > > The four concepts I teach are (simplistically): > > 1. social capital theory and relevance > > 2. network analysis and management > > 3. value proposition for "brand you" > > 4. steps to take for relationship building > > > > The question: are there any suggestions for books that you would > make on any > or all of these essential topics? > > > > Thanks much for your help and ideas on this..and please keep up your > conversation! Your studies are fascinating to me. > > > > > > Erika Hanson Brown, ConnectoringR Facilitator and Your Host > > STELLARBIZT and STELLARBIZWOMANTGlobal RoundTables > > Created by Stellar Connections LLC > > Denver, CO USA > > 303.780.9111 > > skype contact: "erika.hanson.brown" > > <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] > > <http://www.stellarbiz.com> www.stellarbiz.com > > > > "Leadership requires getting people to follow you - and that demands > an > awareness of and focus on those you're leading, a commitment to > building > their trust, and delivering a vision that inspires.." > > > > To be taken off of this private email list for any reason, just hit > reply > with "unsubscribe" in the subject line. Your email will be deleted > permanently from my list. > > > > > > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. -- Andrew Thomas, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for the Study of Educational Entrepreneurship (ISEE) UCLA [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.