Get rid of that ‘Ack!’ feeling networking brings by using our structured system to overcome your fear of reaching out, make proper introductions, and open opportunity’s door.
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The New York Times: Good News for Young Strivers; Networking is Overrated
The University of Chicago Press Journals: The Matthew Effect in Science, II
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives -- How Your Friends' Friends' Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do by James H. Fowler & Nicholas A. Christakis MD PhD
Wikipedia: Five Whys
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by James Latham
Nature Communications: "A neural link between generosity and happiness"
Greater Good Magazine: "The Activism Cure"
Harvard Business Review: "Beat Generosity Burnout"
Give and Take by Adam Grant
Influence with Authority (2nd Edition) by Allan R. Cohen & David L. Bradford
LinkedIn: “Downloading Your Account Data”
Your Network Is Your Net Worth by Porter Gale
The Career Manifesto by Mike Steib
HBR article by Dorie Clark: "Start Networking with People Outside Your Industry"
Stanford University article by Mark S. Granovetter: “The Strength of Weak Ties”
HBR an article by Brian Uzzi & Shannon Dunlap: "How to Build Your Network"
NCBI an article by Bhattacharya, Ghosh, Monsivais, Dunbar, & Kaski: "Sex differences in social focus across the life cycle in humans"
SSRN an article by Levin, Walter, & Murnighan: "Dormant Ties: The Value of Reconnecting"
HBR article by Jodi Glickman: “How to Reach Out After Losing Touch”
fs article: ”The Narrative Fallacy and What You Can Do About It”
Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
Forbes article by Michael Simmons "The Surprising Science Behind How Super Connectors Scale Their Networks"
Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker (link found in Lesson 5, above)
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Christakis and Fowler (link found in Lesson 1, above)
Psychology Today article by Scott Barry Kaufman: “Want People to Know Your True Self? Show Your Best Self!”
Wikipedia: Practice (learning method)
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
Columbia article by Ingram & Morris: “Do People Mix at Mixers? Structure, Homophily, and the “Life of the Party”
Science Direct article by Koudenburg, Postmes, & Gordijn: “Disrupting the flow: How brief silences in group conversations affect social needs”
Sage Journals article by Greenaway, Wright, Willingham, et al.: “Shared Identity Is Key to Effective Communication”
University of Groningen article by Koudenburg, Namkje; Postmes, Tom; Gordijn, Ernestine: “Beyond Content of Conversation”
Harvard Business School article by Carmen Nobel: “Professional Networking Makes People Feel Dirty”
Open Source article by Rebecca Fernandez: “Six ways to build a solid community”
Open Source article by Chris Grams: “Are you building a community or a club?”
Research Gate article by Pfeffer, Fong, Cialdini, & Portnoy: “Overcoming the Self-Promotion Dilemma: Interpersonal Attraction and Extra Help as a Consequence of Who Sings One’s Praises”
Research Gate article by Pfeffer, Fong, Cialdini, and Portnoy: “Consequence of Who Sings One's Praises”
Boomerang article by Alex Moore: “7 Tips for Getting More Responses to Your Emails (with Data)!”
The Harvard Gazette article by Chuck Leddy: “The power of ‘thanks’”
Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston M.D.