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“The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time” is written by Patrick Galvin and published by Joseph Rudolph Publishers (March 4, 2016). It is 104 pages long and is available on amazon.com in paperback and as a Kindle download as well as being available on audible.com as an audiobook.
At the time of writing, the book has amassed an amazing 228 five-star reviews on amazon.com, and for good reason. The plain, simple truth is that the book is easy to read (or listen to) and is packed full of useful information for anyone in business, no matter what your level or industry.
Yes, there are several highly-rated books on business networking, but unlike many of them, “The Connector’s Way” is not the author’s personal account of the many great introductions they have made between high-flying influencers and corporate titans, with name-dropping a-plenty.
This book is described as a parable by the author, which is an apt description. It is presented as a story that follows a “hero” from hopeless despair to success through a series of edifying encounters with influential mentors, all the while gaining valuable insights about networking and relationship-building. In somewhat the same vein as “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”, the path to enlightenment here is effortless and entertaining.
In the story, we are introduced to a struggling businessman, Robert Hanson, who, like so many people, has not realized just how strong the link is between networking and success. A chance meeting with a well-connected, successful businessman starts his journey from failure to success as his new acquaintance takes on the role of mentor to guide him through the ins-and-outs of building and maintaining valuable business relationships. As each lesson is learned, the protagonist (along with the reader) is able to take another step towards a holistic understanding of just how powerful business networking can be.
By the end of the book, both the hero of the story and the reader grasp how powerfully simple the concept of business networking actually is. The reader is able to take away a series of well-illustrated and clear principles that, when applied to their own lives, can have tremendously positive results.
Overall, it’s heartening and inspiring.
“The Connector’s Way” is one of the more entertaining business books that I have had the pleasure of reading and I would heartily recommend it to anyone interested in discovering why business networking holds so much potential, no matter what you do.
About the Author
A natural-born connector, Patrick Galvin was the kid in school who made new friends wherever he went. His relationship-building skills have led to success in jobs ranging from ice cream scooper in high school to president of his family’s furniture company to co-founder and “chief galvanizer” of The Galvanizing Group, a brand strategy consulting and marketing company in Portland, Oregon.
The author of the popular business parable” The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time”, Patrick is also a professional speaker with a passion for teaching people how to cultivate connections in the real world and online using simple yet effective techniques.
With energy and insight, he galvanizes audiences to set big business goals while providing them with the tools to achieve them. Patrick has received hundreds of enthusiastic testimonials for his presentations and workshops for companies and associations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Whether he’s speaking to an audience of one or 1,000, Patrick’s goal is the same: To galvanize business success, one relationship at a time.
I asked Patrick a few questions about the writing of the book, as well as about him and what he does, and he was kind enough to do an entire video answering my questions to him. If this isn’t the definition of selflessness, I don’t know what is.
Take a look at the video, below, as it’s well worth the watch.
Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Patrick for being so gracious and helpful.
Visit www.TheConnectorsWay.com to learn more about Patrick and how he can help you.