Yesterday I wrote about Vipe, the powerful video marketing service that my friend Adam Peterson founded. In addition to being a knowledge expert on web-based video, there is another area where my friend Adam sets himself apart — he is a master facilitator of introductions. Adam recently introduced me to his friend Rajesh Setty, who is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker.
About a week ago, I sat down with Rajesh for a cup of coffee. I really enjoyed my conversation with Rajesh. In a little less than an hour, he provided me with some insights and a renewed sense of energy for a few of my own projects. I appreciate Rajesh’s wisdom and Adam’s thoughtfulness to introduce me to him.
Rajesh has developed a product that I believe every creative thinker should posses — it’s called a THINKBook. A THINKBook is more than a notebook. Like a notebook, it allows you to capture your thoughts on its blank pages, but every few pages it provides you with a thought starter to help you keep the creative juices flowing. Rajesh was very generous to present me with an early copy of the THINKBook as a gift. I keep it by my bedside, which I believe to be a place where some of my most creative ideas come to me. (Probably because this is a place where I am most relaxed and I have surrounded myself with other great books.)
Rajesh radiates a powerful positive energy. He is very accomplished and has a lot to offer. In our conversation, Rajesh and I spoke of some of his other projects and our conversation turned to a book written by Tim Sanders called Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. I had read this book back in 2005 and loved it. After speaking with Rajesh my excitement about the book was rekindled and I went home and began reading it again. If you are in the business world and have not read Tim Sanders book, I suggest that you do. Tim will teach you how to elevate your life by sharing your knowledge, network and compassion. When you do this you become what Tim calls a lovecat.
Prior to my meeting with Rajesh, I have to admit that I had fallen off of my reading habit. In essence, I had become stagnant. I am thankful to Rajesh for inspiring me to get back in the groove and to reread Love Is The Killer App. This is exactly the book that I needed to start with since Tim emphasizes the important of knowledge – you can’t give what you don’t posses.
Thanks to Rajesh, and Tim’s book, I am excited to be back on the greatest learning curve of my life.
Thanks for reading. I would love to hear from you —
What are some of the great books that you have read? and Who are some of the people that you find energizing to spend time with?