A+ for Networking February 26, 2008Posted by Steven in Freetime.
I recently spoke to a good friend of mine. Senhor S. is one of the best networkers I know. We were briefly talking about our plans throughout the week and about sharing time with friends – and how we know these friends.
He shared the following amazing thoughts with me: When we expand our network and care for our network and share connections with other people.. we become involved in a tight and sometimes redundant social network. The more we share and the more connections we develop the more stable and more redundant this network becomes.
Eventually the network will become self containing and other people form connections to us by themselves. In the end sharing and being open helps us. Our reputation will be carried through this network. Our positive characteristics will be shared as well. In the end we will be easily enabled to benefit from the network (jobs, travel, advice) and our reputation and our prestige will be tremendous.
But this all starts by not building up walls and protect your part of the network. It starts with being open and sharing connections.