36 Splendid Keith Ferrazzi Quotes

Keith Ferrazzi is an American speaker, author, and founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight. Most known for his book, ‘Never Eat Alone,’ his California based business specializes in creating positive relationships for business success. Here is a look at some of the best Keith Ferrazzi quotes ever recorded.

“Audacity was often the only thing that separated two equally talented men and their job titles.”

“Business is a human enterprise, driven and determined by people”

“But while the power of generosity is not yet fully appreciated, or applied, in the halls of corporate America, its value in the world of networks is proven.”

“By giving your time and expertise and sharing them freely, the pie gets bigger for everyone.”

“Careers—in every imaginable field—work the same.”

“Competitive edge in the industrial era was won by constantly reengineering process and systems. Today it’s won by improving relationships.”


“Creativity begets more creativity, money begets more money, knowledge begets more knowledge, more friends beget more friends, success begets even more success. Most important, giving begets giving.”

“Eventually, all this knowledge will build on itself, and you’ll start making connections others aren’t.”

“His statement flew in the face of everything I knew. He thought of relationships as finite, like a pie that could only be cut into so many pieces. Take a piece away, and there was that much less for him.”

“I believe that every conversation you have is an invitation to risk revealing the real you.”

“I’ve come to believe that connecting is one of the most important business—and life—skill sets you’ll ever learn. Why? Because, flat out, people do business with people they know and like.”

“Identify the people in your industries who always seem to be out in front, and use all the relationship skills you’ve acquired to connect with them.”

“If you plan your whole life, by definition you can’t get lucky. So you have to leave that little slot open.”

“It’s a constant process of giving and receiving—of asking for and offering help.”

“It’s better to give before you receive. And never keep score. If your interactions are ruled by generosity, your rewards will follow suit.”

“Living a connected life leads one to take a different view. Life is less a quest than a quilt. We find meaning, love, and prosperity through the process of stitching together our bold attempts to help others find their own way in their lives.”

“Organizations can’t change their culture unless individual employees change their behavior—and changing behavior is hard.”

“Our careers aren’t paths so much as landscapes that are navigated.”

“Over time, I came to see reaching out to people as a way to make a difference in people’s lives as well as a way to explore and learn and enrich my own; it became the conscious construction of my life’s path.”

“Poverty, I realized, wasn’t only a lack of financial resources; it was isolation from the kind of people who could help you make more of yourself.”

“Real networking was about finding ways to make other people more successful.”

“Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation.”

“Relationships are more like muscles – the more you work them, the stronger they become.”

“Success in any field, but especially in business is about working with people, not against them.”

“The choice isn’t between success and failure; it’s between choosing risk and striving for greatness, or risking nothing and being certain of mediocrity.”

“The only way to get people to do anything is to recognize their importance and thereby make them feel important. Every person’s deepest lifelong desire is to be significant and to be recognized.”

“The relationships we weave become an exquisite and endless pattern.”

“There is genius, even kindness, in being bold.”

“There is only one place to find real peace, real harmony. That place is within.”

“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be the best in the world, as long as you know that doing so also means wanting to be the best for the world.”

“Think of the blue flame as a convergence of mission and passion founded on a realistic self-assessment of your abilities.”

“Today’s most valuable currency is social capital, defined as the information, expertise, trust, and total value that exist in the relationships you have and social networks to which you belong.”

“We are the people we interact with. Our paychecks, our moods, the health of our hearts, and the size of our bellies—all of these things are determined by whom we choose to interact with and how.”

“Wherever you are in life right now, and whatever you know, is a result of the ideas, experiences, and people you have interacted with in your life.”

“Who you know determines who you are—how you feel, how you act, and what you achieve.”

“Your network is your destiny, a reality backed up by many studies in the newly emergent fields of social networking and social contagion theory. We are the people we interact with.”

Keith Ferrazzi appears during this speaking event to discuss the relationship between growth and success. As the bestselling author of, ‘Never Eat Alone,’ Ferrazzi specializes in achieving success in a collaborative environment through the building of supportive relationships.

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