The Wealth of Connection

A New Approach to Making Business Personal

Vincent Pugliese's 'The Wealth of Connection' redefines success: value genuine relationships and altruism.
Harvey Ramer
Harvey Ramer
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It is a rare book that makes me question my bedrock assumptions about success, but The Wealth of Connection by Vincent Pugliese did exactly that.

“We can be generous with our time, our energy, our network, our praise, our challenges, and our words.”
― Vincent Pugliese

As a technician, I spent 20+ years honing my skills, and this pattern opened doors for challenging and financially rewarding work. However, I have found less satisfaction in my work in recent years. I collaborate well, encourage and teach, manage expectations, and deliver on time, but what I have neglected may be more important than everything I have achieved.

This book attributes success in business and life—not to skills and abilities—but to friendship that understands the needs and goals of others and commits to the thriving and success of others without regard for immediate reciprocation. According to Vincent Pugliese, this unselfish way of living inevitably produces results that include mental and spiritual well-being and financial opportunities. I believe he is right. My perspective and goals are changing as a result.

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