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Jul 03, 2004 6:35 pm re: re: Who and Why - An "A" list business celebrity to write the foreword to our book
Eric Sohn
So, what's the book about, Scott? It sounds like it might be about networking...

If it is, have you considered networking specialists, like Ivan Meisner (sp?), the BNI guy, or Susan RoAne (author on networking)? Both names...

How about the guy who runs Ryze, or LinkedIn?

Also, consider that if, you can get someone one level down to give testimonials, you might be able to get your "A" person to do the foreword.

Lastly, have you tried sending the chapters for peer review to these folks as a way to get them involved prior to asking for the foreword?

You could also do names like Jack Canfield...or that guy they profiled in Inc. last year as the world's premier networker (sounded something like Ferrari, I think).

Another idea: go hip, rather than A list. How about a Shepard Fairey - probably hotter than Godin these days, anyhow.

So...can anyone make a connection for Scott? At least to a person who might be able to make the connection?


> Scott Allen wrote:
> Eric Sohn wrote:
>>If the people on this network could make a connection for you with one specific type of person, who/what type of person would it be?
>The most important thing I need right now is an "A" list business celebrity to write the foreword for our upcoming book, "The Virtual Handshake".
>Ideally this person is:
>- An office-hold name, if not a household name.
>- Has some interest/association with technology, though it doesn't have to be a tech company.
>- Credible across a wide range of businesses, including Fortune 500.
>Some examples:
>- Mark Cuban
>- Michael Dell
>- Bill Gates
>- Paul Allen
>- Steve Ballmer
>- Steve Case
>- Meg Whitman
>- Ted Turner
>- Malcolm Gladwell
>I'm certainly open to others.
>Just so you don't suggest them, we've already been (politely) turned down by:
>- Anita Roddick
>- Harvey Mackay
>- Seth Godin
>Most importantly, I need a truly TRUSTED introduction -- these people have gatekeepers. I need a way past their gatekeepers, not just a name and contact info.
>- Scott -

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