The Big Power of Tiny Connections—How Small Interactions Spark Awesome Outcomes, is a book about how small interactions truly can be the catalyst for unexpected and powerful opportunities. Now more than ever, in the middle of a pandemic, people NEED to feel connected to the world and the people all around. Using true-life stories and scientific research on how we listen, talk, and crave connection Jen Nash demonstrates that making time to connect is the most productive thing we can do to thrive at home or at work. Reading this book will give you practical strategies for leaning into a happier, more successful, and more fulfilling life—because the tiny connections we make really are that powerful.
Idea: In a time of social divisions, inclusiveness, and lockdowns, Jen Nash has written an excellent guide to getting out there and building connections, no matter how minute. The art of talking to strangers is something that has fallen off in the digital age, and Nash has brought it back full force.
Prose: Written like a conversation with someone you just met, Nash talks the talk and walks the walk. She is concise, fun, and interesting - and also is able to get her point across through easily digested bullets. It is this modeling of this type of communication that makes this book an excellent resource.
Originality: Although self-help books on developing and maintaining relationships are common, it is more unique to come across one that encourages communication between those that you barely know and may never see again. This book does just that, and does it effectively.
Character/Execution: Organized in an intuitive fashion, the work provides gratifying and illuminating instruction.
Date Submitted: January 31, 2022
“I’ve always believed in the power of human connections. This book perfectly underscores and cleverly explains how life-changing the people we know, or are about to know, can be.”
—Toby O’Brien, CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellow at PwC
“Want to get ahead? Up your income? Have more fun? This book explains how even the smallest connections have the power to change your life forever. It’s not only a must-read — it’s a fun read.”
—Allison Graham, Keynote Speaker & Author of Take Back Your Weekends
"Networks are relationships and relationships are networks – they are one and the same. In this book, Jen Nash brilliantly explains how counter-intuitive and indirect connections can drive powerful interactions, outcomes, and give us the opportunity to grow as people."
—David Kidder, Founder & CEO, Bionic, New York Times Best-selling Author of New to Big, The Startup Playbook and The Intellectual Devotional
“I’ve seen Jen Nash in action and she is a master at building relationships for herself and others. In this book, she’s sharing her golden playbook and making it crystal clear why our breadth of connections is linked to our personal success.”
—Bill Carmody, Head of Coaching for Positive Intelligence
“We are wired to connect to people… ” - Melanie Alnwick the host of the Fox5dc Morning Show talking about my new book: The Big Power of Tiny Connections on Fox5DC today. This media moment was thanks to the big power of a tiny connection that I made at a retreat in November when I met the talented and connected Kayla Bryant. Kayla and her partner @mikesivilli are friends with Zibby Owens and her husband Kyle, so today just 17 days after getting published — the morning show host Melanie Alnwick said she had already bought my book.
Noah Scott a world-traveler and digital nomad digs into how he's always leaned into Tiny Connections facilitating his world. He and Jen Nash talk about just life-affirming these connections are.
Jeff Rogstad and Jen Nash discuss how critical connection is, especially in a Pandemic.