Relationship Economics: Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts Into Personal and Professional Success

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What's the most valuable asset you or your business possesses? Is it your physical resources? Your intellectual properties? Your workforce? Your skills and knowledge?

All are important aspects of business success. But you can't get the most advantage from any one of them if you don't make the right strategic investments in your relationships. Relationship Economics takes a unique and strategic view of business relationships as a platform for long-term business growth and ...

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Overview

What's the most valuable asset you or your business possesses? Is it your physical resources? Your intellectual properties? Your workforce? Your skills and knowledge?

All are important aspects of business success. But you can't get the most advantage from any one of them if you don't make the right strategic investments in your relationships. Relationship Economics takes a unique and strategic view of business relationships as a platform for long-term business growth and success. This goes far beyond simplistic "networking" or the exchange of business cards. Thinking strategically about business relationships is a proven way to move your business or career forward.

Based on interviews with more than 1,000 managers, directors, and executives from a wide range of companies, Relationship Economics reveals that success comes from investing in people for extraordinary returns. It introduces new concepts in relationship management, including the exchange of Relationship Currency, the accumulation of Reputation Capital, and the building of Professional Net Worth. These are the fundamental qualities and measures of busi-ness relationships, and once you understand them, you'll be able to turn your contacts into better execution, performance, and results.

Many of us are so busy we forget to take the time to build and nurture the key relationships that lead to long-term success. Relationship Economics turns business relationships into quantifiable variables based on proven concepts from the fields of business development and process optimization. You'll learn to develop the three major types of relationships—personal, functional, and strategic—and how to gain the most opportunity and value from each.

Relationship Economics isn't about taking advantage of friends or coworkers to get ahead. It's about building and maximizing relationships for a better career and a better life. In business and in life, nothing is more important than the company you keep.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118057124
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 547,181
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    IBM Competitive Edge Book Club Selects Book in Q2 2011

    The IBM Competitive Edge Book Club, open to all Sales, Marketing, and Communication professionals at IBM, voted and selected "Relationship Economics" as the Q2 2011 book selection. Overall feedback from the members was good. In the feedback from the members, we ask them the question - "What will you do differently in your job since your study of this book?" Some of the replies directly from the members included: - "Put some thought into how I will leverage social media and change the way I network." - "Better maximize the value of my network base to drive more results." - "Try to do a better job of maintaining relationships and finding ways to provide value to others." - "Review contacts I have been out of touch with and looking at opportunities to reconnect." - "Try to be more intentional in my relationships." I would like to personally thank David for being apart of the IBM Competitive Edge Book Club experience, for his positive and engaging energy, for sharing with us the importance of building and nurturing relationships, and for reminding us that we all have a brand - "The Brand Called You." Best Regards, Brien Convery IBM Business Operations Leader and Competitive Edge Book Club Leader

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