David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk on “How To Hack Networking” made me view the time spent at cheesy networking events just doesn’t work. He is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His forthcoming book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks.
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- In this episode, we cover:
- Becoming an”accidental” professor 🙂
- How networks really should really work
- The Science Behind networking (not listening to one person’s advice on networking).
- Why is networking important? It’s just not about work.
- Examples of having social capital with UFC’s Dana White
- Which type of networks provide you with new ideas and opportunities?
- Getting nothing from mixer events
- What influence does our network have on our health and wellbeing?
- and much more!
Also… on the Marketplace Post Game we discuss, if you ARE going to those Networking events, how do you get the most out of them?
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- Books and authors discussed in the show:
- Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus
- Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Arielly
- Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi