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Friend of a friend ... : understanding the hidden networks that can transform your life and your career

Author: David Burkus
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Burkus shows that most of your best connections do not come from close friends but rather from distant, even long-forgotten contacts; that it's the colleagues and influential acquaintances of your best friends who will play a major role in developing your connections; and that your most valuable network in business has much more to do with how you develop these secondary sources in order to springboard your  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Burkus, David, 1983-
Friend of a friend ...
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
(DLC) 2017045593
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Burkus
ISBN: 9780544971288 0544971280
OCLC Number: 1013518857
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Find strength in weak ties --
See your whole network --
Become a broker and fill structural holes --
Seek out silos --
Build teams from all over your network --
Become a super-connector --
Leverage preferential attachment --
Create the illusion of majority --
Resist homophily --
Skip mixers --
share activities instead --
Build stronger ties through multiplexity.
Responsibility: David Burkus.

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Handing out business cards? Or just joining LinkedIn? Not anymore. This is a new and startling look at the art and science of networking.  Read more...

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