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Be a Power Connector – A Chat with Judy Robinett

May 9th, 2014 by Bob Burg

We met via an introduction from Wharton Professor and noted bestselling author, Dr. Adam Grant. He told me she was someone I needed to connect with. And, when Adam says that, I listen!

It was immediately obvious that Judy Robinett was a person with that special combination of huge business acumen and an even bigger heart.

Judy-RobinettEasy to see why her then soon-to-be-published book was entitled, How to Be a Power Connector. For that matter, it’s easy to see why she’s been called “The woman with the Titanium digital Rolodex®.” To put it mildly, the book lived up to — and even greatly exceeded — everything I thought it was going to be after our initial conversation.

Her background includes more than 30 years both as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, including having been CEO of both public and private companies. She’s also served on the advisory boards of a number of startup companies and venture capital firms.

Power-Connector-BookI would recommend that whether one has just graduated college and is looking to accelerate their career, or is a long-time veteran of the business world, this is a book well worth studying. It’s truly a toolkit for systematically building a network that will make one’s business relationships a lot stronger, enriching, and profitable!

And, in this brief chat, Judy shares some important highlights. I have a feeling you’re going to be just as impressed by her as I am.


Yes, that was a lot of wisdom in a fairly short conversation. What key points did you take away that you can begin to apply right now?

Pick up her book today at www.JudyRobinett.com/book

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12 Responses to “Be a Power Connector – A Chat with Judy Robinett”
  1. Linda Galindo said at 8:03 pm on

    I’ve gained so much from Judy’s info. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone starting out or who thinks they have a powerful network now. Key points, “do you know who your top 5 connections are?” and “are you in the right room?”

  2. Bob Burg said at 8:36 pm on

    Linda: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed Judy. She was/is terrific, isn’t it? And, yes, I agree – those are great points!

  3. Royce said at 5:42 pm on

    Great wisdom to enhance your career. There are so many nuggets of wisdom during this short interview.

  4. Bob Burg said at 6:29 pm on

    Royce: Thank you. Yes, Judy is a wellspring of wisdom. So glad you enjoyed her!

  5. Mitch Jackson said at 8:33 pm on

    Great interview and sharing it with my clients this week. Also picking up Judy’s book.

    In business, there is absolutely nothing better than quality relationships 🙂

  6. Bob Burg said at 8:47 pm on

    Mitch: Thank you. Very glad you enjoyed it. I know you’ll love her book as much as I did. It’ll be right up your alley!

  7. Amy C. Lund said at 6:32 pm on

    Great interview! I spend a lot of time connecting artists & encouraging them to connect! It’a all about networking! I wish I could do more & always hope it will come back somehow! We all have to help each other in the ways that we can! Thx!

  8. Bob Burg said at 7:21 am on

    Amy: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed the interview! When you’re genuinely interested in adding value to the the lives other others – and are doing so in a way *they* find it to be of value – it will absolutely come back to you; more than you can even imagine. And, I have a feeling, just from reading your comments, that that is what you are doing.

  9. Bobbi Govanus said at 4:22 pm on

    Thanks for introducing me to Judy’s book. Great interview as always.

  10. Bob Burg said at 4:29 pm on

    Bobbi: Thank you. Very kind of you to say! Happy to introduce you to Judy’s fantastic book and wisdom. And, so glad you enjoyed the interview.

  11. Christy Sacco said at 2:02 pm on

    Great interview and outstanding snapshot of her book.


  12. Bob Burg said at 2:56 pm on

    Christy: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind feedback!

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