November 5th, 2012
I have been out mingling, you know honing my skills. Now, I am intent on following up with several people. I have just met a young lady and from what she told me about her job, I think she could make good use of a particular book. I think about emailing her an amazon link, but quickly change my mind and decide to give her the actual book. Below are pictures of people and the books I have given them. Do you know some of them?
Why should you give books to people who need them? Because helping people is good for your health. Check the research if you like, your health improves every time you help somebody. Therefore I give you, totally free of charge these;
Three Tasks of the Day:
- Write down three names of people you have met lately who you would like to help in some way.
- If you know what you need to help them with, find relevant books.
- Most likely you do not know enough about their problem to feel confident about a book choice. That is why you should just;
- Order a six pack of the same book from Amazon. Pick one of the books below or some other book you find useful. Do it NOW!
- If any of the tasks above are left undone by you, please write a short comment in the comment field below. This blogpost is a work in progress, I need your help to make it better.
The only way to get good at giving away the relevant book is to start giving away books. Waiting will teach you nothing. After giving away a few books you see how happy people become and then you can start becoming smart about solving peoples problems.
I keep a give-away-sets of a few useful books in my bookshelf at all times. Here are some you can stock up on:
Erica Zahl Pedersen, Photographer, with her new book, Managing by the Numbers: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Using Your Company’s Financials, by Kremer, Rizzuto and Case
Jan Fredrik Øveraasens slanke oppstartselskap Jobbhos.no er en nettjeneste som gjør dialog mellom kandidater og rekkrutterere enklere. Du kan lettere få svar på spørsmålene dine før du skriver jobbsøknaden. Tjenesten lanseres i 2013. The Lean Start Up is my number one give away book. I have given it to 13 people since the summer.
I gave Hilde Maren Schjager this book so she can improve her already great presentations. She works at Dinamo Eyeworks
Andreas gets his play book. Check out his business Viking Race.
Adeel gets his play book. You can Download a free chapter here.
I gave Allister Kindingstad this book so he can improve his Live Edutainment business Opera For Dummies.
If you need to spend half an hour to know a little bit more about some of these books, listen to the excellent Bookcasting Podcast. Where goofy host Ola Vea and expert guest Tom Erik Støwer talk about one book during episodes lasting from 20 minutes to 120 minutes. Some times we bring the author on the show, but we try to avoid it. And the authors try to avoid us, they like to write not talk, at least that is what the tell us when we invite them.
Book Tip of the Week:
Inspiration for this blogpost came from Tim Sanders´ “Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends.” A New York Times and international bestseller. Tim Sanders is a bestselling author, consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, and an international keynote speaker. Tim has authored 4 books. “Killer app” is american tech slang for a product that creates or defines a new peoduct category. One example of a killer app is the excel spreadsheet that paved the way for the success of the personal computer in businesses. Click and buy the book and I will get one dollar. ;-)
Inspiration to this weeks drawing came from:
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