#10 Never Eat Alone – Book Review

The 10th book I’m reading, reviewing and resourcing this year is Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. Watch my review of the text below. To see a full list of the 17 books I’m reading in 2017, click here.

Link to my Never Eat Alone Book Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG59jqh-mUU

“Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time” by Keith Ferrazzi. The book is a 2005 social strategy text about networking and connecting your way to success.

Purchase book here: https://www.amazon.com/Never-Eat-Alon…

Originally published: 2005 | Author: Keith Ferrazzi

Original language: English | Genres: Social Strategy

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  1. Fascinating review. I have always lived my life to increase my connections. That is how serendipity happens. Sadly, so many people are staring at their phones, that the chances for casual connection has plummeted. I find this in settings, such as waiting for kids after an event, where I used to meet others. Now 90% of the parents are staring at their phones. Also so many things are now self-service, from banks to the grocery store that casual interactions are diminished. I find that a number of young people in service jobs don’t know how to make eye contact or casual connections. I surmise this is from lack of experience.


    1. It’s really deep that you should say this! One of the many reasons I decided to return home to Philadelphia after attending college in Los Angeles, was my need for spontaneous interaction. I found that out West, people spent a ridiculous amount of time in their cars traveling from place to place and I missed being close to people on the train or sparking up a conversation with someone I passed on the street. But you are so right!! It seems like more and more its harder to connect with people. At least in serendipitous ways. I’m not one to spend too much time on my phone while I’m in the street or at the dinner table. I feel often as if I’m in a different world, missing out on whatever world they’re in or vice versa. Remember when cigarettes were widely popular (I don’t at 23!) But I remember when there was a nationwide campaign informing people that they were harmful. Maybe we can adopt a similar attitude towards the decline of natural socializing, and encourage each other to spend some time doing it the old fashioned way.


      1. I think about this a lot. The less we interact with one another, the harder it becomes. It is uncomfortable to be a teenager. I probably would have preferred virtual reality over real interactions when I was in high school. Fortunately, I didn’t have such a choice. So I had long heart to hearts with other high school students. That allowed our mirror neurons to be activated, letting us share our struggles in a way screens cannot.


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