Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review of "The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals, and Change the Way You Do Business Using LinkedIn" by Dave Gowel

After serving his nation as an Army officer, West Point grad Dave Gowel, CEO of RockTech, made the decision to turn his multiple talents to the business world. Along the way, he discovered the under-utilized utilities of LinkedIn, and made himself an expert in the use of this amazing social networking tool. Dave has probably forgotten more about the use of LinkedIn than many of us will ever learn. He has discovered applications of the tool that even LinkedIn's founders were unaware of.

Prior to co-founding his software company, RockTech, Mr. Gowel devoted part of his previous consulting practice to teaching business men and women how to maximize their ability to leverage LinkedIn to grow their businesses and professional networks. I have been privileged to participate in some of the workshops that Gowel performed for business leaders since 2008.

In this book,"The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals, and Change the Way You Do Business Using LinkedIn," he has distilled the most important lessons and offers them to business users of LinkedIn. Whether you are a LinkedIn neophyte or an experienced user of the tool, I guarantee that in reading this book, you will discover new tricks and methodologies for maximizing the ways in which you are able to use LinkedIn to grow your business and to enlarge and improve your professional network. This book makes an excellent gift - first as a gift to yourself and then to colleagues and clients.

I know you will enjoy this book written by my good friend, Dave Gowel.


1 comment:

Martin Coyne said...

I couldn't agree more with your comments about this excellent book. Dave really knows his stuff when it comes to LinkedIn and shares his knowledge so that everyone can benefit from developing and using their personal network.