If you only need to find work once or twice in a decade, you usually didn't need much of a network, but today the more frequently your work situation changes, the more you need a network. Learn how to grow and tend your network.
- In a more static world, you probably didn't need…much of a network of contacts.…If you only changed jobs every decade or so,…you didn't need to go through…many other people to find that work.…But that's an old rule.…The new rules of work mean you'll increasingly need…a network of connections to do your work…and to find new work.…So, rule number six of The New Rules of Work…is you're network is your greatest asset…that's not you.…One of the most influential research papers on networks…comes from a sociologist by the name of Mark Granovetter,…who wrote a paper called "The Strength of Weak Ties."…His thesis was that some of the greatest value…from our connections with other people…is at the edge of our networks,…not at the core.…
The people we know well,…those who are at the center of our network,…are likely to hear about the same opportunities that we are,…and they're more likely our potential competitors…than they are our allies,…at least when we're looking for work.…Today we maintain a lot of weak ties…through online social media, like Facebook and Linked In.…
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- Why there are new rules of work, learning, and life
- Thinking like an entrepreneur
- Building your network
- Doing work driven by meaning
- Understanding the new rules of learning
- Becoming a lifelong learner
- Planning for leisure like you plan for work and learning
- Making time to give back
- What to do when the rules change again