Launch day for the 401st draft of Never Search Alone – Thanks to MANY of you!

Sep 13, 2022

Hey everyone,

Today is launch day for my new book – Never Search Alone: The Job Seeker’s Playbook!

Yay! Yippee ki-yay! Join the party on LinkedIn Live at 1pm ET, if you can make it.

This month also happens to the 10-year anniversary of my mother’s death (“Chic” to her friends and family). 

I can’t think of a more fitting way to mourn this sad moment than by publishing this book and dedicating it to Chic. 

After all, she started the first council back in 1960 (for elementary school teachers), and when I was growing up she taught me the power of asking for help (pounded it into me, especially when I was younger and didn’t want to listen!).

Mom, I’ve dedicated this book – and my life  – to you and to continuing your mission. I miss you and love you.

I also must thank Marty Cagan, who has been a friend for many years, and wrote a wonderful Foreword.

Marty encouraged me each and every step along the way. 

He, along with *thousands* of you, made sure I never wrote alone.

To that last point, I want to thank most readers of this newsletter.

After all, most of you also *co-created* this book with me. 

Never Search Alone is based on –

  1. Career coaching thousands of you
    I have worked and learned from thousands of you over the last two decades (we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the councils this year!).
  2. 250+ interviews before I started writing
    In 2016, I began the process of conducting 1:1 interviews with 250+ of you – Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack, Karen Goracke, the CEO of one of Warren Buffett’s companies, Ken Chenault, then Chairman and CEO of American Express (now a VC and Board member), Paula Kerger, the longtime President and CEO of PBS, Mara Castro, the first employee at Warby Parker (and now EVP at Evolve), Michelle Peluso, the Chief Customer Officer of CVS Health and Co-President of CVS Pharmacy, David Rabkin, EVP at Capital One, Kerry Cooper, F50 Board Member, many, many other CG members and alums, and college students like Maslyn P. You know who you all are. Thank YOU.
  3. 250+ early readers
    Then, as I started writing six years ago, more than 250 of you read early drafts of the book, used it for your own promotions and/or job searches, and gave me more than 2,500 comments that drove *400* major and minor drafts. 

With love and tears of thanks to Chic, Marty, and *all* of you – Never Search Alone is launched!


P.S. You can get Never Search Alone at –
Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Indie Bound * Bookshop 

P.P.S. Houston, we have a problem… the hardcover seems to be sold out as of early this morning (you can buy it from third-party resellers on Amazon and the other booksellers…but at a higher price). I hope to have this resolved by the time you read this. 

P.P.P.S. Also just launched the Never Search Alone LinkedIn group – join us over there.

About the Author

Phyl Terry

Phyl Terry, Founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, Inc., launched the company’s flagship leadership program – The Councils – in 2002 with a fellow group of Internet pioneers from Amazon, Google, and others. Thousands of leaders from the Internet world have come together in the last 15 years to learn the art of asking for help and to support each other to build better, more customer-centric products, services, and companies.

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