Mark H. Maxwell

Networking Kills: Success Through Serving

Networking Kills: Success Through Serving by Mark H. Maxwell
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nonfiction Business, Religion
For readers of:Bob Goff, Rob Sheffield, Devon Franklin, Donald Miller, Adam Grant
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Print Length125 pages
PublisherDesolation Row Press
Publication DateMay 2018
About the Book

The key to finding success isn’t about who you know, but how you serve. <br>

“In an industry and culture that encourages us to be more and more self-focused for our own personal gain, Mark’s book is a fresh and necessary perspective that is desperately needed.” ~ TobyMac

College freshmen are lectured about networking on their first day of class. Young professionals race to another boring party so they can be seen and shake hands with someone that might be able to help them – just like the business books and podcasts have instructed. Creatives are chronically obsessed with and depressed by the number of likes, views and followers on their social media. Anyone embarking upon a new path or business venture has heard the key to success lies in networking – who you know, and how they can get you ahead. But, according to Mark H. Maxwell, this is not only untrue, but potentially dangerous to those hoping to succeed.

Networking Kills lays out what the Bible and Jesus say about true success. Weaving scripture with Maxwell’s own stories from his professional career and pop culture illustrations (John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Kardashian, Johnny Cash), Networking Kills examines the need for cultural change concerning our pursuit and definition of "success" in every area of life, and shows how serving is actually the key.

“Christ taught, ‘If you want to be great, you must become a servant’,” Maxwell says. “And, Martin Luther King, Jr. made it clear, ‘Anybody can be great, because anybody can serve’. Even music business super-manager, Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber) says, ‘Don’t live for yourself… Live for others ... that is where you will find true riches in life.’ The heart of networking is rooted in selfishness, taking and using, while the great leaders teach us that true success comes through giving, loving others and serving generously.”

In Networking Kills, Maxwell shows how:

• Networking kills creativity

• Networking kills authentic relationships

• Networking kills life

• Networking kills love

He then lays out the amazing benefits that can come from living a life that is focused on service:

• Serving erases fear of failure

• Serving erases conflict

• Serving creates purpose

• Serving creates value

• Serving creates provision

• Serving changes the world

About the Author

Mark H. Maxwell is an entertainment attorney, music business veteran and college professor. As a lawyer, Mark represents a diverse roster of recording artists, celebrities, record labels, music publishers, authors, songwriters and producers. As a professor in Belmont University’s prestigious entertainment business and songwriting program, he created their popular course on Bob Dylan and teaches courses on music business, faith and culture, and copyright law. Mark is passionate about serving as a mentor to the next generation of creatives and entertainment business professionals. He lives in Nashville with his wife and children.

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