This week we are mostly... reading about connecting

I’m not a natural networker. I love people but it’s those first forced minutes that I find awkward. But I’m not as bad as someone I once worked with. He hated networking, vehemently. At exhibitions, he’d be in the café working on his laptop. In conferences, he’d find the empty row at the back. He said I should read this book.

If you take away from the American ‘ra-ra’ element and the bigging up of the author, there are moments of vulnerability and a deep understanding of why we as humans need to connect. It’s changed my view. It’s got me out there and having fascinating conversations. And it’s made me connect people with others who I know and respect.

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