I’m reading an excellent book called Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferrazzi. Keith’s first book Never Eat Alone was also one of my personal favorites.
Who’s Got Your Back talks to you about building deep personal and professional relationships with others that go beyond social networking and passing relationships. Keith discusses the importance of having people in your life that you can count on for deep lasting relationships.
One of my favorite themes from the book is his notion of developing candor with others. As Keith puts it, candor is “the freedom to be totally honest with those you confide in” that “allows us to begin to constructively interpret, respond to and grapple with” sharing hopes and fears with others.”
He goes on later in the book to discuss how important it is to talk about your goals and dreams and to revisit your past through seeing why things succeeded or failed before.
Another favorite of mine is his passage on Pg 228 regarding the Dream Team of Ford, Edison and Firestone. Check it out yourself in Keith’s book.