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Relationship Economics. Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts Into Personal and Professional Success. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2214835
  • Book
  • April 2011
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
A revised and updated guide to bridging relationship creation with relationship capitalization

Relationship Economics isn't about taking advantage of friends or coworkers to get ahead. It's about prioritizing and maximizing a unique return on strategic relationships to fuel unprecedented growth. Based on the author's global speaking and consulting engagements, Relationship Economics reveals that success comes from investing in people for extraordinary returns. This revised and updated version explains the three major types of relationships?personal, functional, and strategic?and how to focus each to fuel enterprise growth. 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 measures of business relationship, and once you understand them, you'll be able to turn your contacts into better executions, performance, and results.

"David Nour is the definitive expert on strategic relationships. He has captured practical, pragmatic, and timely insights in Relationship Economics and has been a valuable resource to my sales transformation efforts."
?RANDY SEIDL, Senior VP, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, Americas, HP

"Although many understand the importance of relationships, the quantifiable and strategic values of relationships are often underemphasized. David Nour has done just that in??Relationship Economics."??
?CRAIG LEMASTERS, President and CEO, Assurant Solutions

"If a man is judged by the company he keeps, David Nour's Relationship Economics provides a systematic approach to building value in that judgment. The concepts reach well beyond networking to building lasting and productive relationships."
?DENNIS SADLOWSKI, former president and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
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Foreword The Strategic Value of Business Relationships - Alan Weiss, Ph.D. vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

1 Why Most “Networking” Doesn’t Work! 1

2 The Evolution of Quantifiable Relationships 41

3 Strategic Relationship Planning 87

4 Understanding the Science of Social Network Analysis (SNA) 119

5 Relationship-Centric Goals for Revenue Growth 143

6 Pivotal Contacts for Leadership Development 163

7 Relationship Bank for Strategy Execution 187

8 Relationship Currency for Adaptive Innovation 207

9 Transforming Us and Them into We 227

10 Social Media and Business Relationships 251

About the Author 285

David Nour Speaking Topics 287

Index 291

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David Nour
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