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Networking is More than Contact “Management”

June 5, 2010

My definition of networking is:  “leveraging trust and influence.” It takes a long time to make an old friend! Trust and influence are cultivated over time and are based on experience with the friend’s past performance. Sometimes difficult challenges help you find out who your real friends are! If all we did at a live […]

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Social Capital

June 5, 2010

Some people say, “It’s who you know, not what you know, that counts.” Of course, what you know does count, too.  But I think that what counts the most is how those people that you know feel about you! The following is an excerpt from a guest article written by Gregory Schnese, the Web Producer […]

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What Are Friends For?

June 5, 2010

According to Jenni Russell in The Guardian, “Almost 60% of us claim that our friendships are more important to us than career, money or family.” After all, we get to choose our friends! Below is a paragraph from Jenni’s article: What are friends for? You choose your friends, not your family – and for many […]

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Social Media compared to the Sub-Prime Bubble

June 4, 2010

Umair Haque wrote a provocative post in his Harvard Business Review Blog.  I have quoted it below to start a conversation about how close or deep our online relationships  really are, and how we can improve on them. Here is what Umair says: I’d like to advance a hypothesis: Despite all the excitement surrounding  social media, the […]

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Relationships are the Goal

June 2, 2010

Virtually every mentor and consultant giving advice about social networking will tell you that the goal is relationships, not just contacts. My mission is to learn how to achieve that goal. Collectively, everybody knows more than anybody, so I hope other successful networkers will contribute posts, comments, and video interviews.

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